TAG: Sacramento Kings

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 17, 2014 / 10:30 am

Go On A Sneaker Hunt Inside Sacramento’s Locker Room

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Sacramento might be lottery-bound again this summer, but when it comes to sneakers, they’re right up there with some of the best teams in the league. DeMarcus Cousins is considered one of the NBA’s biggest sneakerheads and Isaiah Thomas is always debuting some dope Reebok PEs. Add in the trade that brought Rudy Gay to California and you can see why the Kings had to be a destination for Nice Kicks‘ ongoing “Sole Access” series. Read More »

Video / Apr 16, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Isaiah Thomas Surprises His Biggest Fan: 98-Year-Old Feling Mostajo

Isaiah Thomas

Despite the Kings again missing the playoffs this year, they got an outstanding contribution from 5-9 point guard Isaiah Thomas. The third-year guard will be a restricted free agent at the end of the year, so the Kings need to figure out whether Zeke’s going to be their point guard of the future. One Kings fan, who will surprise you, certainly hopes he re-signs. Read More »

NBA / Apr 10, 2014 / 1:56 am

Dorell Wright’s Only FG Wins The Game For Portland

Dorell Wright

Dorell Wright (Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports)

The Kings were playing spoiler in Portland on Wednesday night. They fell down early to the Blazers only to come back in the fourth quarter — behind a monster, 30-point 12-rebound game from DeMarcus Cousins — to lead 99-97 following a pair of Boogie free throws with 14 seconds left. Everyone thought it was Damian Lillard time, but after getting cut off on his way to the basket Dame found the only player on the court that hadn’t scored yet, Dorell Wright. Lillard’s toss to Wright in the corner proved prescient in the end. Read More »

NBA / Mar 31, 2014 / 3:30 pm

10 NBA Stars Who Made “The Leap” This Season

DeAndre Jordan

DeAndre Jordan (Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)

Can anyone believe the NBA season is almost at an end? The playoffs are almost upon us, which means some teams will be reaching for NBA championships while other teams will be at home reaching for the remote. Every season that passes by there are players that have taken their game to the next level. These players have made the “leap” essentially, star players finally asserting themselves as dominant, All-Star caliber talents. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 24, 2014 / 11:00 am

Video: Kings & DeMarcus Cousins Clobber The Bucks

DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins (Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports)

The Kings might not be playoff bound, but they’ve definitely had a change in culture as point guard Isaiah Thomas recently told us. Part of their success comes from the continually improving DeMarcus Cousins. Last night against a Bucks team treading water in the basement of the East, Cousins unleashed his full arsenal from the center spot. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 19, 2014 / 10:30 am

Video: Isaiah Thomas Records First Triple-Double In OT Win Over Wizards

Marcin Gortat, Isaiah Thomas

Marcin Gortat, Isaiah Thomas (Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports)

The Kings spoiled the beginning of the Wizards’ road trip on Tuesday night, upsetting the playoff-bound Wiz with a 117-111 overtime victory. The Kings got 24 points for each of their big three, Rudy Gay, DeMarcus Cousins and Isaiah Thomas. But it was only Thomas who had the all-around brilliance. The 5-9 Kings guard recorded his first triple-double in a match-up against all-star John Wall. Read More »

NBA / Mar 14, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Isaiah Thomas On His P&R Defense, Playing With Boogie & A Lot More

Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas (Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports)

We freakin’ love Isaiah Thomas, and we’re not bashful about it either. The 5-9 point guard was selected with the last pick, No. 60, by the Kings in the 2011 NBA Draft, and he has met every challenge since head-on. His ability to score and lead the offense is the result of all his hard work, and it played a role in forcing Sacramento to switch Tyreke Evans to a small forward role. He also beat out a succession of point guards to retain the starting point guard spot in each of his three seasons in the NBA. We got lucky and spent a long time chatting with him by phone as he mentally prepared to face Detroit earlier this week. Read More »

NBA / Mar 14, 2014 / 11:15 am

Video: Sixers Couldn’t Even Get Fans Free Big Mac

Brett Brown, Michael Carter-Williams

Brett Brown, Michael Carter-Williams (photo. Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports; Big Mac/McDonalds)

When it rains it pours. Or in the case of Sixers fans, it’s a growling stomach after sitting through the latest Sixers loss. During a Sacramento Kings visit to Wells Fargo Arena on Wednesday night, the fans were hoping Philly might finally snap their 17-game losing streak. But Rudy Gay, Isaiah Thomas and DeMarcus Cousins wouldn’t let that happen. Not only that, but the Sixers tried to get to 100 points in the loss as part of a promotion with McDonald’s, and couldn’t even do that right. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 12, 2014 / 10:30 am

GIF: Boogie Bangs On Andre Drummond

DeMarcus Cousins, Will Bynum

DeMarcus Cousins, Will Bynum (Raj Mehta/USA TODAY Sports)

The Sacramento Kings had a pretty decent first quarter in Detroit Monday night. They had the lead and a nice pyschological edge after DeMarcus Cousins posterized Andre Drummond. The second-year Drummond is No. 8 in the league in blocks per game, and he gave it the ol’ college try when DMC sealed him by pivoting towards the middle after the entry pass. But Cousins dunked with the anger of yet another losing season in Sacramento and Drum Drum was his victim. Read More »

NBA / Mar 5, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The 10 Most Exciting Teams In NBA History

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As an NBA fan, there is nothing worse than watching a boring basketball game. Every few years we get lucky to witness a team that displays an absurd amount of showmanship on the court; a current example is “The Lob City” Clippers. In a sport that is played at a fast pace, we have seen teams throughout the years elevating the excitement on the court. I counted down the most exciting teams in NBA history. Read More »