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A King Fan's Farewell to Greene

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March 24, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings small forward Donte Greene (20) reacts to a call against the Golden State Warriors during the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. Golden State won 111-108. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE
March 24, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings small forward Donte Greene (20) reacts to a call against the Golden State Warriors during the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. Golden State won 111-108. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

Donte Greene may never have developed the way the Kings wanted, which is why they gave up on him this year and why he only has a training camp invite with the Nets. But one thing is certain: Greene has always been a huge fan favorite in Sacramento, where he spent four years.

Tom Ziller of Sactown Royalty and SB Nation bids a fond farewell to Greene as a person. He may have disappointed as a player, but he connected with those in the stands (and the press box). He also just had fun. Ziller does note this about the man they called "Extra E" -- "On media day in 2009, he expressed fear of the Sactown Royalty commenters, calling y'all 'scary.' (He was right.)" He ain't seen nothing yet!