Right now the Kings would do anything to keep the ARCO faithful’s attention away from the current state of affairs. Instead of focusing on the status of Reggie Theus‘ job, Sacramento can enjoy today’s news that the team is planning on retiring both Vlade Divac‘s and Chris Webber‘s jerseys.
But do these guys really deserve to have their jerseys retired? Vlade played six seasons in Sacramento, where he averaged 12.8 points per game. Maybe his fondest memories come from wearing purple, but he spent the best part of his career as a Laker – seven years, where he posted 14.7 per night. Webber’s best years were in Sacramento, where he played for just over five years.
This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise though, as the Kings have a history of making stupid moves retiring jerseys. Both Sacramento and Orlando have hung the number 6 in their rafters to honor their fans as the “sixth man.” That’s idiotic.
The ceremony for Divac is set for March 31st, but they haven’t yet determined a time for Webber.
Do Divac and Webber deserve to have their jerseys retired?
Source: Sac Bee