Silver visited the Kings owner Vivek Ranadive on his first trip since taking over for David Stern Saturday.
He received a standing ovation from the sellout crowd for Sacramento's game against the Toronto Raptors last night.
Silver says the plans for Sacramento's arena are unlike anything he's ever seen.
"The grandness of the opening ... the indoor, outdoor look where they create a large concourse in the front and you get that sense that even when you're on the outside ... you're all part of what the event is happening inside the arena, I think it's very representative of the values of the game as expressed by Vivek and his partners."
~Adam Silver, NBA Commissioner
The design has yet to receive final approval from the city, but Silver is confident it will work out.
A Sacramento County Superior Court Judge has ruled against two groups that sued the Sacramento City Clerk over her decision to keep an arena-funding measure off the June ballot.
A Sacramento Superior Court Judge has told attorneys he is inclined to rule against two groups suing the City of Sacramento. They are suing over rejected arena-funding petitions.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson delivered his State of the City address with the great majority of it focused on the proposed downtown arena.
Groups seeking to force a public vote on a new Sacramento arena and other publicly-funded projects have sued the Sacramento City Clerk, the City, and the City Council.