ATLANTA, GA - Former Kings great Chris Webber went on national television Tuesday night and said he was working with a group of people to keep the Kings in Sacramento.
"I won't have a basketball home if Sacramento doesn't have a team," Webber said on TNT's "Inside the NBA" show. "I can't imagine what Sacramento would be like without basketball, or what basketball would be like without Sacramento."
"I may sound like a fool on national TV, but I believe we can keep the team there. I am working to do that, other people are working to do that," Webber said.
When show host Ernie Johnson asked Webber how he plans on keeping the team in Sacramento, a very passionate Webber did not reveal any details.
"What am I doing, I am trying to keep the team there, how, many ways, we don't really want to talk about it, obviously I have a group, obviously I want to get the team there," said Webber.
Webber's words sparked a social media frenzy, especially in the Sacramento area among Kings fans, but he even admitted keeping his old team in town was a long shot.
"Can it happen will it happen? It is probably a gone ship anyway, but even if that ship is leaving shore, I have an anchor and some people and we are throwing it trying to hitch it back to the back of the boat and keep pulling the team back," Webber said.
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