Apr 28, 2014, 5:28 PM PDT
What happens when a grade school student goes one-on-one with an NBA Slam Dunk competition contestant? Epic posterization, of course. The only thing more awesome than this dunk by Sacramento Kings star Ben McLemore is the court-storming reaction by the kids in attendance. Enjoy. [H/T: Bleacher Report]
Feb 20, 2014, 10:09 AM PDT
Sacramento Kings star Isaiah Thomas will deliver pizza to your home. You see, Thomas always dreamed of being a pizza delivery guy. Sadly, he was forced to settle on a lucrative career in the NBA. Uber is allowing him to live his dream for one evening, before he has to go back to slumming it…
Case of the Mondays: Curry’s All-Star Weekend, Shaqlemore, and Vernon Davis is ‘Curling Captain America’
Feb 17, 2014, 9:47 AM PDT
Welcome to A case of the Mondays. There’s always a lot going on during the weekend. If you weren’t lucky enough to spend the past two days on the couch, you can catch up on the top five sports items you may have missed here. No. 1 – Stephen Curry’s All-Star Weekend: Maybe Steph Curry didn’t…
Jan 21, 2014, 1:49 PM PDT
Basketball fans are about to see their favorite game differently. On January 24, the Sacramento Kings are planning to become the first professional sports team to broadcast live game angles through Google Glass. While the Kings players take on the Indiana Pacers, unique first-person views will be provided by Kings mascot Slamson, the cheerleaders, and…
Jan 13, 2014, 1:53 PM PDT
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has come up with a bunch of creative ploys to boost his chances to get voted into the NBA All-Star Game. After shooting videos with Drake and Mayor Kevin Johnson, he is earning votes the old fashioned way — by dominating opponents on the basketball court. Cousins was named Western…
Jan 7, 2014, 2:30 PM PDT
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is lending his strategic campaigning skills to Kings’ center DeMarcus Cousins. In a new video released by the Kings, Mayor Johnson advises Cousins to take a grassroots approach to his All-Star campaign by earning one vote at a time. In the video, Cousins responds by serving coffee, driving a cab, teaching…
Nov 26, 2013, 4:05 PM PDT
Retired Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings star Mitch Richmond can’t unload his home. The palatial piece of real estate located in Calabasas, has been on the market since May, and the six-time NBA All-Star just dropped the asking price from $9.4 million to $8.9 million. Don’t feel bad for Richmond, though. He stands to…
Nov 25, 2013, 2:49 PM PDT
Grammy Award-winning rapper Drake wants you to vote Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins into the 2014 NBA All-Star Game. “Drizzy” and “Boogie” got together to make a video featuring the official endorsement during the multi-platinum rappers’ recent stop at Sleep Train Arena. In the video, Cousins explains that he and the rapper became friends during…
Nov 25, 2013, 10:31 AM PDT
Welcome to A case of the Mondays. There’s always a lot going on during the weekend. If you weren’t lucky enough to spend the past two days on the couch, you can catch up on the top five sports items you may have missed here. No. 1 – Wounded Warriors: The Golden State Warriors have…
Nov 22, 2013, 9:14 AM PDT
Shaquille O’Neal is the newest member of the Sacramento Kings ownership group. That is great news, because when he does goofy stuff, it’s now a local story. On Thursday, Shaq slipped and fell on the TNT basketball set. Seeing an aging seven-footer fall is scary at first, then absolutely hilarious. Just ask Chris Webber. —…
Nov 14, 2013, 2:37 PM PDT
The Harlem Globetrotters are getting a lot of attention lately. Just days after one Globetrotter injured himself smashing a basketball hoop on a dunk, his teammate smashed a Guinness World Record for longest basketball shot. Thunder Law (probably not his real name) launched a basketball across the court from the third row of the U.S.…
Nov 7, 2013, 11:01 AM PDT
Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder was issued a one-game suspension for a low blow on Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, the NBA announced on Thursday. Schroder struck Cousins in the groin during the Kings’ 105-100 loss to the Hawks on Tuesday night at Sleep Train Arena. With 9:54 remaining in the fourth quarter, Schroder delivered…
Nov 6, 2013, 4:51 PM PDT
A couple of quiet keyboard clicks will soon result in a deafening roar. On Monday, a few Sacramento Kings fans started a movement called “Here We Roar.” The idea was to get the entire fan base to come together and set a Guinness World Record for arena noise on November 15, at Sleep Train Arena.…
Nov 6, 2013, 9:48 AM PDT
Somebody has some explaining to do. The San Jose Sharks were robbed of an overtime win on Tuesday night against the Buffalo Sabres and ended up losing 5-4 in a shootout. With 3:05 remaining in overtime, Tommy Wingels pushed across what should have been the game-winning goal, except everyone missed it. Watch as the puck squirts…
Nov 5, 2013, 5:15 PM PDT
Success is measured in wins and losses in the sports world. Off the field, it’s easy to gauge popularity by following the trails of the followers themselves. Here’s how the Bay Area franchises and star athletes stack up through Twitter.
Oct 15, 2013, 2:11 PM PDT
Legit local hops won’t be limited to the basketball court at Sleep Train Arena. On Monday, the Sacramento Kings detailed several upgrades to their current home in advance of the 2013-2014 NBA season. One of the key improvements they made — aside from fixing the leaky roof — was at the concession stands. The Kings…
Oct 14, 2013, 5:19 PM PDT
The Sacramento Kings hope to be in their new state-of-the-art arena by 2016, but until they can break ground and build the place, they will be playing at Sleep Train Arena. With that in mind, they have upgraded their current home in advance of the 2013-2014 season. The Kings paid to add over 90 new…
Oct 3, 2013, 9:31 AM PDT
Shaquille O’Neal is a very persuasive man. Recently, he negotiated his way into joining the Sacramento Kings ownership group and on Tuesday night, he strangled talked his way out of having a parking boot locked to his truck. On Wednesday, TMZ tweeted that Dr. O’Neal choked out a tow man. [VIDEO] Shaquille O'Neal — Chokes…
Sep 24, 2013, 1:27 PM PDT
The Sacramento Shaq-ramento Kings introduced a new member of the ownership group on Tuesday. Shaquille O’Neal sat at a table alongside owner Vivek Ranadive and fellow investor Mark Mastrov and discussed his vision for the Kings and how he can make an impact on the franchise. The new “O’wner” was in vintage Shaq form as he made the…
Sep 18, 2013, 9:02 AM PDT
The sewage at the Oakland Coliseum is sort of like the White Walkers in Game of Thrones. Repulsive, deadly, and resurfacing only at convenient moments to drive the storyline.
On Tuesday, the Oakland Athletics defeated the Angels 2-1 in walk-off fashion to drop their magic number to six. They did so while avoiding certain areas of the dugout after sewage bubbled up through the drains.
Jun 17, 2013, 12:02 PM PDT
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