Sacramento Kings Fined for Detroit Bashing

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The Sacramento Kings have been fined $30,000 by the NBA for showing derogatory images of Detroit on video screens prior to their home opener against the Pistons.

When the Pistons were introduced Tuesday, the Arco Arena scoreboard flashed pictures of abandoned buildings, burned-out cars, piles of rubble and other negative images of Detroit. The Pistons won the game 102-to-88.

The Kings apologized that night, and owners Joe and Gavin Maloof bought full-page ads that ran in The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press expressing "great respect for Detroit's long and rich tradition as a landmark American city and the incredibly positive impact the Motor City has made over the course of our country's history."