The warriors and kings tonight I can't think of anyone better equipped. To get its ready from the Sacramento aside in the TV voice of the kings grant Napier how -- -- Long -- what you know everybody. -- -- it does everything you've witnessed so many rebirth of this franchise at this one from where we are seen as more substantial. Grant how how is everybody with just the direction of the franchise right now. It's a believable the attendance has been great nine -- already. You know people working here in Sacramento there. Proud to say once again that there are Sacramento Kings and you know the new Arenas could be open and a couple of years all of 2008. It is a complete 180 from where we -- 212 months ago it's it's a basic itself. You that you almost have to be here to understand the magnitude of what this team. Means to this community but this year has been even -- the teams that very good I think even to this can be supported civil war a loyalty. In -- and I know it's it's ultimately about what's on the floor what's on court. But can you share for people around here who know a little bit about the background a how he's being received in Sacramento. Their -- being. Perceived almost like you know applied -- and I mean in the sense that. You know most people that also on this aerial lived here. Understand what mayor Johnson's world wars -- keeping this team but mayor Johnson didn't have the pink wool and protect quantity great. As Colombian. The ownership group is abusing. -- wherever the -- goes she's he's treated like royalty here can be viewed as just absolutely. Toward this community everything that the direction as people listen to. I mean you look at the guys track record I mean obviously extremely -- The key is not afraid to you know spend money. I don't really good people. I'll just tell you going from what we had with our previous ownership of Quebec on the date. I mean I'm not really sure uploaded word but it's it's just -- -- church mission but the fact what I'd be very. Is is is god like in this community is just appeared eaters so when he walks into the building it's an -- -- -- people want all pitched it to handle all that and he's been great absolutely great strategic control agency took control. -- what's the status of the downtown arena as far as voter approval or just how likely is it that thing gets built. I would say about 99.9. 9% who will be built into it will be open in 2016. Others too much momentum there's too much on -- -- it's going to get that it's gonna open it's going to be an iconic building and proud. People outspoken to. It's going to be the most technologically advanced building -- United States but in the world two in the fact that. You know put back on debate in all the people that are in the -- ownership or are brilliant when it comes -- -- in software and everything. It's going to be -- it really is unique there are gonna record in America which look like this building. It would be -- and I really believe there's people there are a couple of a lot. Different areas and -- the US -- -- world. Much as it means Sacramento on the DB or civic -- this building is going to be different of the iconic. I'm Andy is gonna be believable when it opens in all about sixty. Grand -- nice to have to join us -- -- -- a 57 game course warriors kings tonight grant we know that the senate position is not what it used to be that said I get excited when we get Bogut against cousins. Bogut may not play tonight -- cousins played tonight for the kings. I don't think so he was Hartnell -- -- that we had before the all star break in New York. I get -- MO RI AA in that report -- -- it was conclusive enough so you'll have a one -- states tightly unlikely they'll play and I agree yeah I don't know what it is about broken cousin but that they -- They're not actually Christmas courses these guys did you know about it focused on a nice job of old antagonizing the markets seemed to get congress -- But yet we won't see it tonight I'd be very surprised that democracy is -- Grant a lot of people around here feel the warriors missed Mike Malone how well as he negotiated that rookie head coach learning curve to this point. Well it's a great question I don't know how much the warriors -- -- it's still. -- minute ago was on the warriors organization. I mean I think quarters -- much -- up with a better record this year than they did last year and for some reason people of the area forget that by. I'm Michael Malone. I love the way you approach issues -- -- that no nonsense guys are very direct guy. You know this is bottom line business and the key right now don't have a lot of wins. However weren't put back on BP and the management. Took over basic for the first year before court judge whose team went to wash their church in other areas so. Reebok alone stepped -- -- that's going to be around for whopping I just love the way it goes about his business. And the thing is when you trouble on the country unite here the people come up to mark Malone talked about talking about other cultures. Our other assistant coaches you can tell the respect that they -- -- -- below enemies respect at all the league. At that that that would -- a lot into hasn't really really bright future. And I remembered vividly win DeMarcus Cousins was drafted and his college coats cautioned I think repeatedly you know you're getting. AA. Not a man yet -- a growing man not a grown man. And I. I'm just curious has it reached a point now where everybody generally agrees yep we hitch our wagon to this guy he's our centerpiece. Well the horse gets to act and -- him a question about that at -- one. Number two. He has a lot of strides on -- east or at least echo bubble talks about time. Cricket -- this year there has been incredible particularly. In his numbers on the floor of double double on the steps on the court. There's only -- Maybe we gains this year he has not played well so that particular market dominating every company's acceptable or. I'd become better with his behavior yes but -- has to lead the league technical staff has to prove. Is leadership has got a lot better with his teammates but he. Be it needs to get better I think we forget he's only 23. He's made -- tried to that he continues to improve the way she has. Problem this past year to this particular achievement. Yes I would -- it worked out well but so far so good etiquette. You're a player like the markets. In the warship comes in -- -- good deal that he believed that you the coach believes in you mean. He could appear that -- situation. Now -- real. And if you realize that. It's but I think you don't realize that I think he's embracing. What role Shaq playing in his development and to a larger point how is Sacramento receiving. Shaquille O'Neal after he ridiculed the city for more than a decade. Well you know check ships are actually going to change things to get under the skin of people that he's against an excuse I mean come on track. And so that the people of Sacramento or not too concerned Nicole. You know Sacramento vikings' record in -- real concern back in 2002 but there are you kidding around the electorate -- -- listened and talked. I think it was coming up sports as well with the team and the markets. When I talked to Shaq just -- -- Constant Contact with the markets that. The elderly do a lot of texting back and forth. From what I understand chuck watches most of our games Annan is in Italy contact with jamarcus. And you know I'd go back to it on DeMarcus Cousins. And I have a guy like Shaquille O'Neal that is an area make. That big -- in the week. While on the 23 year old young player in the league. Shaquille O'Neal. That says he wants you. To be under his wing shall be the ropes it is going to be contact -- on a daily basis I think it's a situation -- Marcus and social -- Grant isn't it strange how good times and bad for some reason it seems like the kings and warriors. They end up playing great teams against each other I'd I'd I'd I'd have no explanation for I mean going way back triple overtime games I mean exciting things happen when these two teams get together for summaries. Yeah -- you know and I. I think a lot of added the test is it because neither team played defense and both teams had great scores. In Egypt and -- upon what was it about 11118. North. One -- wanna wait the warriors now are better defense team and apple which saw that last year. You're right for whatever reason these teams just she'd go down -- water. Time did not cannot rule out tonight without a doctor's appointment that that's a lot of points in and we bounced. Out of the one that shut us out. You know the first game after the all star break. The -- is kind of rag for awhile I mean you know a lot of potential understandable when you -- plate for week. And in kings have -- people can play next Wednesday but that's a -- problem often exceed eight picture quality tickled by. You -- what if there's anything like this in the past. What got you that'll be so but it seemed like I think it was loose in the two point read a statistic the last stop it's almost like I think it was. The number of games have been played in franchise history. Between the wars -- -- psychic is only one -- got to meet what it is -- -- -- these games public public counsel -- excited. Thank you work two years and years and years of -- there and -- in fact just about one or two days with me which provided a bigger career drill our two days together at the causeway classic or virtually decades of these do you accept. It's up and argued an agreement and has been -- patient to do the court quickly refuted some. In this business but I'll see you standing on the field at one -- doing the causeway classic image that's when I realized that I needed in this so I would say that that particular experience at doing the causeway classic which you wanted to play. In my career. Thank you grin and voila you're laughing over the top of that I could have -- real. -- Secret dinner detonator is not given me the chance.