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  • joined Nov 04, 2009
  • last login Jul 22, 2014
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How long is each minute of an NBA game?

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It's not super detailed, but it's a little bit interesting. via Deadspin.

Chris Hansen on what happened and where to go post BoG

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I think the one thing I would just say honestly if we would have known that there would’ve been such strong support to keep the team there, we probably would’ve approached this differently, if at all.

Chris Hansen, to Softy, and excerpted from a great recap at Cowbell Kingdom

DMC speaks

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"Actually, I was cool about it because I really didn't know if he did it on purpose," Cousins said, describing the incident after practice today. "And that's what I asked him, I was like 'Was that on purpose?' and his response was 'What if it was? What you gon' do about it?'. And that's what, you know, kind of got me." Was the elbow he threw at Dunleavy on the ensuing Bucks' possession intentional? "It really wasn't," said Cousins. "I mean, if you see the replay, it's really not that hard as he acted out. But, it really wasn't." Cousins saw the replay of the shot he took the leg. After watching it, Cousins concluded Dunleavy intentionally tried to undercut him.

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The Classical has an article abut Tyreke Evans. It's the same article everyone's written for the...

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The Classical has an article abut Tyreke Evans. It's the same article everyone's written for the past 3 years, but I like the picture.

Let's Eliminate Sports Welfare

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Patrick Hruby, taking a big cut at public subsidies to professional sports teams. Nothing Sac specific, but a lot of info about how teams and arenas are supported, and why he thinks the system is broken.

...but all you need to know is this: now, practically the last thing standing in the way of an...

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...but all you need to know is this: now, practically the last thing standing in the way of an arena rising on the site is Hansen finding a team to buy and move. Well, that and the Mariners... Last month it emerged that the team has funded opposition to the arena plan, including paying for a survey showing residents were against publicly financing an NBA arena.

Deadspin's Barry Petchesky: Why The Mariners Are The Biggest Opponents Of A New NBA Arena In Seattle

Some owners presumably just love basketball. But there's another reason, one that is blatantly...

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Some owners presumably just love basketball. But there's another reason, one that is blatantly real, but that owners will seldom acknowledge: It's the ultimate fan experience. If you're the owner, you get to hang out in the locker room. You get to hang out in press conferences. You get to sit courtside, within earshot of timeouts. You get to slap five with players in key moments of games. You get to invite people like Julius Erving to hang out with you -- and they show up. There are not a lot of ways to get into that exhilarating swirl of sports and celebrity. There are not a lot of ways to look so cool.

TrueHoop, on some owners' motivation

Still, as the last pick of last summer’s draft, Thomas has been a pleasant surprise. Sacramento’s...

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Still, as the last pick of last summer’s draft, Thomas has been a pleasant surprise. Sacramento’s lack of a real point guard has given Thomas ample opportunity to show off his underrated court vision and passing skills. Last year, J.J. Barea made the severely-undersized combo guard in vogue, somehow. If Thomas’ scoring ability ever decides to come out from hiding, there could be longevity in his giant-slaying business.

Harwood Paroxysm's Danny Chau, on Isaiah Thomas

One of the things I always thought I was blessed with in my career was that I played with a lot of...

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One of the things I always thought I was blessed with in my career was that I played with a lot of guys who got along well – we had a great group of guys. People always ask me, ‘Do you miss the game?’ I never miss playing, but I miss being around my teammates. We had Eddie (Johnson), Woody (Mike Woodson), Reggie Theus, Otis Thorpe – I love Otis like a brother to this day – Carl Henry, Rich Kelley. We had all these guys who were close and liked each other, and were willing to make sacrifices to make the team better.

A Timeout with Tank- Alex Kramers interviews LaSalle Thompson

"My team is not a family yet," Smart said after the Kings beat the Milwaukee Bucks 103-100....

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"My team is not a family yet," Smart said after the Kings beat the Milwaukee Bucks 103-100. "They’re a bunch of players that come to work every day. We got to get them to grow and be a family together." The new Kings coach appears to be ripping a page straight from Mike Krzyzewski’s book of life. Coach K once said, "A common mistake among those who work in sport is spending a disproportional amount of time on "x’s and o’s" as compared to time spent learning about people."

Nice little article at Cowbell Kingdom

State of the Reunion radio show focuses on Sacramento

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An hour long national show devoted an episode to Sacramento. The "B" Segment focuses on the Kings and Here We Stay, with interviews from Carmichael Dave, KJ, and more.

Actual DMC highlight - nasty dropstep on JaVale McGee

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Via Sebastian Pruiti. I'd have loved to embed it but couldn't figure out how.

Tyreke Evans plans to try to organize some team workouts with the #nbakings in late August.

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Tyreke Evans plans to try to organize some team workouts with the #nbakings in late August.

Jason Jones' twitter

Thursday is Here We Purple day Sacramento! Wear purple to work and tell your friends and family to...

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Thursday is Here We Purple day Sacramento! Wear purple to work and tell your friends and family to wear purple! Show the love while the NBA is in town!

Courtesy Here We [Community Organization]

Foreboding in Sacramento as the Kings Wither Away

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NY Times article on the relocation saga- in my reading it exonerates the Maloofs and places the entirety of the blame for the situation on the city.

There are a couple of other sides to this card. The first is an unfortunate consequence of supply...

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There are a couple of other sides to this card. The first is an unfortunate consequence of supply and demand. A professional basketball team, even a really bad one, is a hot commodity. So, if support for a team does dwindle, said team can just pack their bags and move to greener pastures, even if the dwindling support is completely justified by a crappy product. It happened in Seattle, and it now appears to be happening in Sacramento. In those situations, the choice is very different. Instead of "I am choosing not to support this team right now because they haven't done a good job creating a good product", small market fans are left with "I am choosing to potentially lose the ability to support this team forever because they haven't done a good job creating a good product."

Christopher Clark, on the virtues of "fair-weather" fans

Hoopism contributes a playable chart of famous NBA baskets. It's another entry in their catalog of...

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Hoopism contributes a playable chart of famous NBA baskets. It's another entry in their catalog of really cool ideas that don't always work out.

US Government seizes domain names of illegal internet streaming sites, via Deadspin. I...

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US Government seizes domain names of illegal internet streaming sites, via Deadspin. I understand...but phooey.

"Everybody’s a Laker fan [in my family]," Jeter said. "They say they don’t boo me when we play...

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"Everybody’s a Laker fan [in my family]," Jeter said. "They say they don’t boo me when we play against them. They say they boo my team because they’re Laker fans."

Pooh, an LA native, on his family's conflicted loyalties

It doesn’t strike me. We are the NBA team of the Bay Area. We’re San Francisco, we’re Oakland,...

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It doesn’t strike me. We are the NBA team of the Bay Area. We’re San Francisco, we’re Oakland, we’re San Jose, put them in whatever order you want to put them in. We happen to be playing in Oakland. That’s where the arena is. But we have territorial rights. This is the NBA team for the entire Bay Area, those are our fans, they come to our games, I have friends in Monterey who come to the games. I have friends in Napa who come to the games. People in Sacramento actually who’s not in our territory (laughs)…come to the games. So, it’s an irrelevant point to me. There’s not going to be an NBA team in San Jose.

Joe Lacob, to Warriorsworld

Garbage Time All-Stars...ouch

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Garbage Time All-Stars...ouch

Savvy/Shabby - Lakers/Kings

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Sebastian Pruiti takes a look at the Kings' final play in Washington. He's not a fan.

8. (New entry) DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings — 2010-11 stats: 33 GP, 25.9 MPG, 12.8 PPG, 1.6...

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8. (New entry) DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings — 2010-11 stats: 33 GP, 25.9 MPG, 12.8 PPG, 1.6 APG, 7.7 RPG, 0.8 SPG, 0.6 BPG, .437 FG%, .250 3P%, .674 FT%, 14.6 PER If you watched DMC in college or summer league, you knew that the only thing that could keep him from becoming a top-five center in the NBA is the looseness of his cannon. Presumably, a productive Cousins is a happy Cousins because I’m not hearing any complaints about him now that he’s starting to dominate. If you haven’t watched a full game with him yet, make sure you do. You’ll be amazed that somebody that big is so agile and fluid with the ball. He reminds me of a larger Chris Webber.

The Basketball Jones' top centers (January edition)

The fact is that very few teams that have a top three pick will celebrate a championship with the...

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The fact is that very few teams that have a top three pick will celebrate a championship with the player they draft; only 9.6% of teams have managed to win a championship with a top three pick that they've drafted (from 1966-2010). In order to be successful, teams need to have several good players and at least one superstar player. Most rookies aren't superstar players, and most top three picks don't play with good teammates.

For everyone salivating over Kyrie Irving and Harrison Barnes, via NBeh...not that the Kings ever have a pick in the top 3 anyway

The bigger the name, the more they played for your team, via Hoopism

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The bigger the name, the more they played for your team, via Hoopism

When Kingdom Come interviews Marty McNeal

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Nice little piece with Mac's perspective on the current team, Westphal, the golden years, and the Polynice years.

New/old Spurs swingman Ime Udoka says it isn’t difficult to erase the remnants of the Sacramento...

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New/old Spurs swingman Ime Udoka says it isn’t difficult to erase the remnants of the Sacramento Kings’ system. "It’s not hard to forget that," said Udoka, 33, who spent last season with the Kings after two with the Spurs. "It was a lot of standing around."

Spursnation blog

I envision Jason playing a lot of the (small forward)," stated Westphal. "He’s going to play the...

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I envision Jason playing a lot of the (small forward)," stated Westphal. "He’s going to play the (small forward), (power forward) and (center) as needed. I can see a lineup of DeMarcus, Jason and Darnell (Jackson) out there, and it lets us present a big front line for people to deal with.

Coach Westphal, discussing the front court in light of a healthy Dalembert
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