The Sacramento Kings will play an NBA postseason game after almost 17 years. At last, fans in the Golden 1 Center will finally have something to cheer for after the 82 games of the regular season.
The Kings clinched a playoff berth after the team’s 120-80 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday. They now sit with a record of 46-30 and are the third team to enter the Western Conference playoffs, with the Denver Nuggets and Memphis Grizzlies.
‘Light the beam!’
The fans at the Golden 1 Center have completely bought into the project and have also played their part in the Kings’ success this season.
After every home win, the Sacramento Kings usually project a huge purple beam into the sky. This has now become a key part of the culture created at the franchise.
With a win approaching, the entire arena erupts with chants of “LIGHT THE BEAM! LIGHT THE BEAM!” which has created a social media buzz.
And this was how Twitter fans reacted to the Kings officially clinching the playoffs for the first time in 17 years.