However, it's the not the "RiverKings" part of the name that's at issue, it's "Memphis." Apparently, since the team's move to north Mississippi seven years ago, continuing to call the team the Memphis RiverKings has struck many as odd.
Visitors to the team's web site can vote on one of five options: Desoto RiverKings, Memphis RiverKings, Mid-South RiverKings, Mississippi RiverKings, and Southaven RiverKings.
Voting will be open through June 30th. An announcement about the name will be made on July 2nd.
I love history. Almost as much as I love sports. This week, the passions collide and the end result is some historical perspective on the eight teams still vying for the 2007 NBA championship. Among the most inspiring aspects of history is witnessing it unfold right before our eyes. And on a basketball court, no less.