The fans asked for it and they got it. Rodney Overby, aka Rodney O, aka The Voice of the Sydney Kings, will be back with the team as courtside announcer as of this Sunday’s game against the Wollongong Hawks. 

Long known by many fans — both casual and hardcore — as the voice of the team, he has long been called for by many fans as the answer to boosting enthusiasm at the Kingdome. A public call went out for Rodney O’s return in the media, after numerous verbal and facebook requests for him to be there with his famous chants of “Sydney, Sydney, Sydney”, “D-Fence Sydney — louder!” and “We like to call this Money Time.”

At last Sunday’s game dedicated to former owner Mike Wrublewksi, Rodney O was a prominent figure in the crowd as he led a chant honouring the ‘father of the Kings’ with a “Sydney, Sydney, Sydney”, even without a microphone.

Bring it on, Rod!

Here is the press release from the Kings:

Rodney O is Back at the Kingdome!

After repeated and sustained requests from fans and supporters, the Sydney Kings is pleased and excited to announce that the voice of the Sydney Kings – the ever-popular Rodney O, will be retuning to the Kingdome for their clash against the Wollongong Hawks, tomorrow night, Sunday December 12 at 6pm.

That’s right – RODNEY O IS BACK – and he will be doing what he does best – making some noise and encouraging the team and fans.

General Manager of the Sydney Kings, Bob Turner said that the Sydney Kings are back, Rodney O is back, now all the Kings need is to do is get a few more wins on the board, which he is confident will come with the introduction of the two new imports Trey Gilder and Patrick ‘The Colonel’ Sanders.

“The fans have been tireless in their efforts to get Rodney O back at the Kingdome and courtside. We listened, they wanted him, so we got him back,” Turner said.

“We are anticipating a lot of support for the team and of course, Rodney O when we play the Hawks at the Kingdome tomorrow afternoon. It will also be a great game to watch our two new imports – Patrick ‘The Colonel’ Sanders and Trey Gilder – our new Number 3, playing together for the first time,” he added.

Bob Turners also said thank you to everyone who had contacted the Sydney Kings and who responded to a recent media poll that overwhelmingly supported Rodney O’s return to the Kingdome and his unique courtside talents.