The Sacramento Kings to Become the Anaheim Royals?
Are the Kings that much closer to leaving Sacramento? Several Sacramento media outlets reported today that an attorney for the Maloofs filed to register trademarks on the Royals nickname should the team move to Southern California. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office received an application from attorney Scott Hervey, who has worked with the Maloofs in previous sports business dealings, on March 3rd – just two days after the original NBA relocation deadline. Among the possible trademark choices registered: Anaheim Royals, Anaheim Royals of Southern California, Orange County Royals and the Los Angeles Royals.
Ironically, the Kings have recently been sporting their old Rochester Royals uniforms during select Hardwood Classic nights. Perhaps a test drive for what’s to come?