There were lots of powerful moments at the end of the Kings' 116-108 loss to the Lakers in what could have been the final game in Sacramento. Many of those moments are chronicled here, and more will be displayed below the jump. But none sticks out to me more than Derek Fisher huddling with Kings players at center court after the game.
It's possible that Fisher, the head of the NBA Players' Association, was simply talking to the players because it was his last chance to do so before a potential NBA lockout. Given the situation, though, it's still an iconic image because of the games Fisher and the Lakers have played in Arco Arena over the years.
Kings fans followed this up by remaining in their seats for an hour after the game, as coaches and players alike addressed them. Today, we are all Kings fans. More images below the jump.
The famous Kings sign lady, who we'll see later.
GM Geoff Petrie sporting a purple and black tie.
The Sixth Man banner.
Samuel Dalembert after a sixth foul disqualified him in overtime.
Coach Paul Westphal applauding the crowd.
Fisher first joining the huddle.
My favorite sign of the night.
Lots of people remained in their seats after the game.
Donte Greene heads to a locker room of purple.
One last sign from the sign lady.
Kings announcers Grant Napear and Jerry Reynolds break down.