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Category Archives: Sacramento Kings

Grooming Marvin Bagley

Few people like to discuss injuries and many are too superstitious to mention the subject. I generally have both reservations but sense it’s an appropriate time to hope, and assume, that the Kings are going to carefully control the recovery of Marvin Bagley and his playing time the rest of the season. Against the Warriors […]

Also posted in Dave Joerger, Marvin Bagley, Nemanja Bjelica

Doncic Blitz Fuels Bagley Debate

Dallas trailed Houston by eight with three minutes left when Luka Doncic, who had been shooting errantly, nailed a three-pointer from the left corner and another out front and a floater in the lane and then the pièce de résistance, a step-back three to lift his team to victory. I assume most viewers of the […]

Also posted in Basketball, Basketball and Football, George Thomas Clark, Luka Doncic, Marvin Bagley

E=Fun2

Okay, I know the Kings after losing three straight have won that many, the last two against teams that had but nine victories between them. It doesn’t matter who they beat. Every Kings win has begun to feel like a celebration fueled by youth, speed, athleticism, and dexterity. These guys come out firing because they […]

Also posted in Basketball, Basketball and Football, Buddy Hield, Collin Sexton, Marvin Bagley

Jerry West Assesses the Kings

I advise the Clippers and generally don’t share my insights publicly but suppose it’s all right to tell you I like the Kings, especially De’Aaron Fox, who speeds past more defenders than anyone in the league. He’s also been hitting his jumpers and threes. Right, I know his outside shooting’s cooled off recently. Last five […]

Also posted in Dave Joerger, De'Aaron Fox, Depression, Jerry West, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Marvin Bagley, Phil Jackson

Summertime Love for Sacramento Kings

I like living in Lubbock year round and rooting for my alma mater Texas Tech Red Raiders in football and basketball but recently surrendered to my fifth wife, Melanie, who’s from Sacramento and during the seven months I’ve known her has been pestering me to buy a second home here so we can watch her […]

Also posted in Basketball, Basketball and Football, De'Aaron Fox, George Thomas Clark, Lebron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento

Young Kings Routed

Sunday afternoon as I tried to nap I received a call from an aggrieved Sacramento Kings fan who upbraided me because the coach, Dave Joerger, had finally started the young, potential-laden five I’d been demanding for weeks, and look what happened: the Washington Wizards outmanned, outmaneuvered, and outshot the local lads to lead at halftime […]

Also posted in Basketball, Basketball and Football, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Buddy Hield, Dave Joerger, De'Aaron Fox, George Thomas Clark, Skal Labisierre, Willie Cauley-Stein

Point Guard Mania

This story is part of the collection “Basketball and Football” Damn it, Kyrie Irving, I’d planned to focus my comments on rookie point guards but now you and your advisors have upset everyone by announcing you want to leave Cleveland so you can be king of a franchise. Please note you began your career as […]

Also posted in Basketball, Cleveland, De'Aaron Fox, Dennis Smith, Kyrie Irving, Lebron James, Lonzo Ball, Los Angeles Lakers, Markelle Fultz

The Point of Emmanuel Mudiay

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Also posted in Basketball, Chris Webber, Denver, Emmanuel Mudiay, Sacramento, Toronto, Vlade Divac, Willie Cauley-Stein

Odds on Jimmer Fredette

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in Basketball, Brandon Knight, Demarcus Cousins, Jimmer Fredette, Kawhi Leonard, Kemba Walker, Sacramento, Tyreke Evans

Clippers Carve Kings during Thanksgiving Feast

On Thanksgiving night I made my first visit to Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles since New Year’s Day when the defending-champion Lakers hosted an aroused and hot-shooting group of young Sacramento Kings who would’ve prevailed if Kobe Bryant, with customary flair, hadn’t swished a three-point jumper a millisecond before the final horn. The capacity […]

Also posted in Basketball, Blake Griffin, Demarcus Cousins, Eric Gordon, Gavin Maloof, Joe Maloof, Las Vegas, Lebron James, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Michael Jordan, Oscar Robertson, Sacramento, Tyreke Evans

Memo to David Stern

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in Basketball, David Stern, Demarcus Cousins, John Wall, Las Vegas, Los Angeles Lakers, Nevada, Travel, Tyreke Evans

Basketball and More in Las Vegas

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in Art Galleries, Basketball, Blake Griffin, Brock Lesnar, Eric Gordon, Fedor Emilianenko, Gambling, George Thomas Clark, Las Vegas, Liberace, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Mixed Martial Arts, Music, Nevada, Russell Westbrook, Travel, Tyreke Evans, Wayne Newton