My six year old son has autism, Cerebral Palsy and a host of other brain-related maladies. With his disabilities there are some behavioral concerns. He has difficulty processing anger and he suffers from sensory overload. So tantrums and non-compliant behavior are more intense than for the average youngster.
Don’t get me wrong, he is a great kid. One of the ways we motivate him to work on his behavior and social interactions is through the world of sports. We watch a lot of sports in our house and “Bubba” as we call him loves every minute of it. He is especially fond of his momma’s team the Denver Broncos and our local NBA squad the Sacramento Kings.
We have been to a few Kings games as a family and we watch every other game on TV. He is learning to handle the crowd noise and interact with other fans. Bubba loves to chant “defense,” play Nerf hoops during the games we watch at home, and cheer on his favorite players, DeMarcus Cousins and Isaiah Thomas.
But now press rumors have the Maloof family relocating the Kings to Seattle for the 2013 season. AARGH! I am sorry but if they do that, I will take it personally. It will be devastating to the community. It will be devastating to my son and our family.
Sacramento needs the Kings. And maybe more importantly, the Seiber family and their special needs “Bubba” need the Kings.