The Sacramento Kings are firing back after ESPN The Magazine named them the worst sports franchise in America.

The Kings recently issued advertisements saying, “Hey ESPN. Nice Airball. New Era. New Swagger. The Best Fans Await You. 11.15.13.”

The message references the Nov. 15 home game between the Kings and the Detroit Pistons that will be nationally televised on ESPN.

“We love ESPN, but think they could have given us the benefit of foresight in their rankings,” continued Granger. “They know what we have going here. And, if they don’t, we’re going to show them when they visit us on November 15.”

Fans wishing to be part of the ESPN welcome party on Nov. 15 can purchase tickets at

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