Posts tagged as: Kings

“Shaq-ramento” era begins in Sacramento. Strange as it sounds.

It sounds strange to anybody that followed the Kings and Lakers rivalry over the last decade, but the “Shaqramento” era took off on Tuesday in Sacramento, where minority owner and team consultant Shaquille O’Neal introduced himself to the media. As quotatious and loquacious as ever, Shaq sounded less like the sometimes tongue-tied analyst we see […]

Kings offer challenge after ESPN inexplicably ranks the franchise worst in major sports

ESPN wasn’t exactly impartial in its coverage of the Kings relocation drama, using some of their outlets such as SportsNation, ESPN.com and Outside the Lines to promote a pro-Seattle agenda. The offenses were usually slippery enough to keep from creating a stink in the media, but would consist of ‘interesting’ polling data, work like this […]

Kings TV feature on inspirational 8th grade cancer patient Tyler Hallsey wins award

Often times the discussion on who our heroes are is limited to police, firefighters and our soldiers — and rightfully so — but the story of Arizona eighth grader Tyler Hallsey is one that might make each of the aforementioned tough guys take notice. Hallsey was diagnosed with a brain tumor on February 8.  Pontine […]

STOP anti-arena signature collectors caught misleading voters again

The definition of what is a tax and what isn’t a tax will likely be a hotly contested one for all of time. In the case of anti-arena group STOP (Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork), their continued use of the word ‘tax’ when describing their opposition of Sacramento’s plan to build a downtown Entertainment and […]

Bruski: Labor agreement between Sacramento and Kings another sign downtown arena moving forward

It may be fun for opponents to poke holes in the labor agreement reached between Mayor Kevin Johnson, the Kings and the Sacramento-Sierra Building and Construction Trades Council, which calls for most of the construction and labor jobs for the downtown arena to be filled by union workers, and it may be good for ratings […]

Isaiah Thomas and Boogie Cousins getting at it on Twittah

Considering how badly DeMarcus Cousins has behaved on the court since arriving in Sacramento, we’re rather impressed with how he has come across this summer even after his agent essentially told him not to talk with media about his potential extension.  Instead of appearing standoffish he has come across as willing to work and episodes […]

Downtown Arena: Locals take pride in their fight to keep the Kings

The potential relocation of the Sacramento Kings has brought about many things. The most intangible aspects of professional sports where vividly apparent at Sleep Train Arena and beyond. The prestige and importance of having a team were a pillar, but the overwhelming narrative since the grassroots efforts escalated three years ago was “Bigger than basketball,”. […]

NBA to add motion cameras in every single arena this season

Basketball has always been a game that has fell between football (less stats and data) and baseball (more stats and data) when talking about advanced stats or data analysis. But that has changed over recent years as the advent of Twitter and proliferation of websites talking basketball has allowed for exponential learning among fans, media, […]

Downtown Arena: Railyard Cleanup Likely Not A Big Hurdle For Downtown Arena

By Greg Hyatt, SacMidtown.com State officials overseeing cleanup of the downtown Sacramento railyards say locations where a new arena could be built are mostly cleaned up and safe for development, a signal that could be good news for Kings fans and others wanting to fast-track an arena project. Some additional environmental cleanup may be needed […]

The Sacramento Kings of the Jungle?

By Melissa Villarin, SacMidtown.com Remember those NBA commercials where people would look into the camera and say, “I love this game”? I felt like filming one of those ads after Saturday night’s Kings-Mavericks game. Not only was it a thrilling game that went down to the wire, it was also a very entertaining night. I […]

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