YAKIMA, Wash. -- The Yakama Nation announced today they are shutting down the Sun Kings. The announcement comes after one of the team's most successful seasons.
The nation says the Sun Kings didn't bring in the money they hoped it would when they bought the team three years ago. Now fans are left without a team to root for.
Fans were shocked as the news spread through the Yakima area tonight.
"It's the dumbest thing I've ever heard of. We had the best record in the CBA and they just shut it down. Why wouldn't you want to keep that going. How can you just ignore history and just wipe the books clean on history. It doesn't make sense," said Sun Kings fan Aaron Zeigler.
There were a number of comments tonight that we could not put on the air from people who were either overly excited to see the Sun Kings go or fans who were extremely upset about the decision,
No matter what your feelings are about the team it seems tonight that it's going to be a while before Yakima has another basketball team to root for or against.