Sacramento kings

Sacramento Kings

The Kings history goes further back, as they form an organization since the very beginnings of the American basketball. They won only one championship, in 1951. As of the Hall of Fame players that have been there, Oscar Robertson is one of the best of them. The Big O played 7 seasons in Sacramento and he averaged nearly a triple-double in all those years. Tiny Archibald is another Hall of Famer who spent six seasons there, while averaging 25,2 PPG and 8,1 APG in 433 games. Coming into the late 90s, Mitch Richmond was the main go-to guy for the Kings, but only in the early 2000s, when Jason Williamson, known as the White Chocolate, was drafted and Chris Webber came through a trade, the Kings started to represent a real problem in the West. The highest peak of that era was in 2001-2002, when they lost in 7 games to the Los Angeles Lakers in a very tough series which some of the people around the thought that it was rigged in favor of Lakers. However, in the next years they continued to make the First and the Second Round of the playoffs with that tremendous group of guys, but unfortunately for them, the playoff run ended in the 2006-07 season and since then, they never got into it again. The rebuilding process after those early 2000s took forever, but the Kings organization is showing signs of improvement with the additions of Buddy Hield, De’Aaron Fox and Marvin Bagley, so in the near future, they can be a playoff contender team in the West.

Andrei Dilean