Kings want your old shoes for their new arena ... as long as they're not Kobes

BY foxsports • January 12, 2016

The Kings are committed to sustainability, especially with construction of the new Golden 1 Center. But in one particular case, not all donations will be accepted.

In a recent post for, the Kings asked for old basketball shoe donations. These will be used to create a "special foam" that will exist under the wood base layer of the court. The team calls the cushion a "fundamental feature" of Golden 1 Center's home court advantage in the post. 

Donations will be accepted at Sleep Train Arena before Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

Anyone is allowed to donate sneakers to leave their mark below the new arena. That is, of course, unless if you're planning to provide any Kobe shoes. The editor's foot note specifically excludes all shoes affiliated with Bryant's brand. 

The guess here is that the Kings are joking -- the note included a winking emoticon, the universal sign of jest. But just to be on the safe side, fans interested in being part of Kings history should probably stick to other signature shoes.

Bryan Kalbrosky produces digital content for For more, follow him on Twitter @BryanKalbrosky.

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