#4: Sacramento Kings notes: Team removes T-shirts with monkey on them on first day of Black History Month | The Sacramento Bee

If you were at Sleep Train Arena about 90 minutes before tipoff Monday night, you would have thought the Kings were handling major laundry duty.

Before fans entered for the game against the Milwaukee Bucks, T-shirts that were placed on every seat to celebrate the Lunar New Year were being collected and put in large piles. The shirts had a monkey on the front because this is the year of the monkey.

Sacramento Kings center Kosta Koufos (41) shoots a basket as he's defended by Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker (12)) on Monday, Feb, 1, 2016.
Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein (00) controls the ball after he blocked a shot against the Milwaukee Bucks during an NBA basketball game on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento.
Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe (15) loses the ball as he’s defended by Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein (00) during an NBA basketball game on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento.

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Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein (00) controls the ball after he blocked a shot against the Milwaukee Bucks during an NBA basketball game on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. Hector Amezcua hamezcua

The shirts became an issue because they were to be distributed on the first day of Black History Month, when NBA players and coaches wear commemorative shirts.

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