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Published on Jul 31, 2012

Small Market, Big Heart (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/rg/s/1/title/tt23...
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Produced by James Ham and Blake Ellington
Directed by Tobin Halsey
Original score by John Glover

Sound Engineering by Dean Glover

As a small market, Sacramento has faced enormous adversity, first in landing an NBA franchise and then maintaining that franchise through both good and bad economic times. The one constant has always been incredible community support, as the Kings have sold out all of their games in 19 of 26 seasons in Sacramento.

Over the last year, faced with the possibility of losing their team, grassroots movements fought to engage political leaders to fight for Sacramento's one and only professional franchise. The outcome was nothing short of a miracle, as the combined efforts of many, led to an NBA first — a one year extension for a city to get a new entertainment and sports complex built.

This film illustrates Sacramento's struggle to remain relevant in the high-stakes game of professional sports. The story is told through the eyes of long-term members of media, former and current members of the Sacramento Kings franchise, local politicians and lastly, the common members of the Sacramento community that stood tall in the face of adversity.

The film also highlights how important a sports franchise can be to the culture and identity of the people in a region, even those who are not sports fans. It is an emotional journey of love, loss, hope, and frustration shown through the eyes of an amazing community that rallied together via the power of social media.


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