Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Sacramento Kings: The Bad Boys of California

Unrealistic, many thought at the time, when at the beginning of the century, already as far back as 2002, as Us remembers, the Sacramento Kings won 61 games and sent a clear message to the basketball world, especially Los Angeles. To the Lakers … that they, along with the legendary Phil Jackson, stood again as the sport’s apparent dominators at the time.

There were 61 wins, but the seventh game defined everything and with the victory of the Lakers on June 2, the illusion of the artist loved by millions around the world died.

a golden generation

Since then, the names of Pedja Stojakovic, Hado Turkoglu, Bobby Jackson and Vlade Divac have perpetuated in the popular imagination of basketball fans; Perhaps one of those lost generations of highly talented players who can’t win a title.

That was the year, 2002, they would repeat in the postseason until 2006, and since then, the Californians have not been able to return to the playoffs.

It was a beautiful story set in the intricacies of time by this 2022…


As you read this, twenty years later, once again the Kings say they exist on NBA courts, perhaps without a group like the ones we mentioned, but with the intention of doing things differently and ending the long wait. Ground fiancee with great desire of.

As was the case in that campaign, no one believed them, they would be arguing not to be in the last places of the table, but no, today, at the time of writing this article, ESPN reports that Sacramento has defeated Chicago. The Bulls defeated the Bulls 110–101 for their 13th win and a 13–9 run to anchor them in fifth place in the West, only 2.5 games out of first place.

No one will believe it, but they are back, perhaps quicker than thought and with a fresher style, modeled on coach Mike Brown, this new crop of Kings is rekindling hope.

bad boys of california

They are the bad boys of California, the “coconuts” of the Lakers, Warriors, Suns, Grizzlies and Nuggets, and in this cold December that continues to roll in, you can’t look away from promising men like Keegan Murray, De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, Terrence Davis and Reincarnation Domantas Sabonis.

You have to trust them, there’s no buzz, they weren’t invited to the party, but they’ve already entered and now the show begins.

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