The sky literally fell inside Sleep Train Arena during last night’s contest between the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors. To fill you in, here are the details from our CK Press Box Report:
The scoreboard is a prime spot for corporate sponsors to advertise at Sleep Train Arena. One of the companies that had premium real estate on the big screen last year was Thunder Valley Casino and Resort. They chose not to renew their partnership with the Kings this season, but the team has yet to take down their signage from the scoreboard.
As a temporary fix, the Kings have covered the Thunder Valley ads with black tarp. But because of the noise and raucous atmosphere inside the building Monday, some of the plastic coverings came unhinged and fell onto the court during the game.
To give you a visual, this is what it looked like for the folks watching on TV.
I saw something that was a problem and I had to rectify that problem immediately. And I think I did a good job. I was worried about slipping though when I stopped.
Below, a storify of reactions and images to the scoreboard mishap in chronological order from Twitter.