Crowning Glory Thousands descend on Cesar Chavez Plaza to celebrate the city’s come-from-behind victory to keep the Kings in Sacramento. November 22, 2013 Max Whittaker, Vivek Ranadivé, the Kings’ new majority owner, and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson are live on ESPN’s SportsCenter. Photographer Ali Gilani shows his purple pride. Former Sacramento Monarchs point guard Ticha Penicheiro. Sacramento Kings point guard Isaiah Thomas takes the mic. Fifteen thousand fans gathered downtown at the celebratory rally. “This is one of the great moments in Sacramento!” said NBA TV analyst and former Kings star Chris Webber. One Kings fan expresses his support for a new Johnson administration. Fans going wild for the Kings. One fan proudly displays her Kings bling. Former Kings star Scot Pollard signs autographs. Radio host Grant Napear fires up the crowd. Former Kings great Mitch Richmond joins radio announcer Gary Gerould on stage. Vivek Ranadivé’s daughter Anjali duets with Tesla’s frontman Jeff Keith. Fans go wild as current and former Kings players take the stage. Senate leader Darrell Steinberg takes the stage with Mayor Kevin Johnson. Fans express their appreciation for new Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé This article appears in the August-September 2013 issue of Sactown Magazine.