1:33 PM EDT, Wed May 24, 2017
Golden State Of Mind 23 mins ago
Every Cavaliers fan secretly wishes they could root for the Warriors

Every Cavaliers fan secretly wishes they could root for the Warriors

Don’t fight it. You know you want to. Deep in the darkest recesses of their angry hearts, every single fan of the Cleveland Cavaliers realizes they’ve made a huge, horrible mistake. And I’m not talking about what happened in November, either. I’m talking about how — if pressed — every single Cavaliers fan would, under pressure, admit that they love the Golden State Warriors. Maybe it’s the flair with which Stephen Curry plays. Maybe it’s the selflessness shown throughout the roster. Maybe it’s the wholesome, good-natured way in which the team addresses the media, or the...
Silver Screen and Roll 37 mins ago
Byron Scott felt betrayed by Lakers front office after firing

Byron Scott felt betrayed by Lakers front office after firing

The former head coach did not think he should’ve been fired. After helming the Los Angeles Lakers teams with the two worst records in franchise history during his two-year tenure while benching the team’s developing players more often than most fans would like, there weren’t a ton of people who felt like Byron Scott being fired last summer was unfair. Aside from record and rotations, Scott also failed to improve the team’s defense, and his consistent criticism of the Lakers’ most promising young players in the media lowered their value in the eyes of both local fans and (likely)...
Golden State Of Mind 54 mins ago
After going down 25 in Game 1 of 2017 WCF, the Warriors ended the series on a 477-388 run

After going down 25 in Game 1 of 2017 WCF, the Warriors ended the series on a 477-388 run

From down 25 to up 89 for the series is a 114 point swing! Whoa. With 7:05 left in the second quarter of Game 1 in the Western Conference Finals, the Warriors were in trouble. The Spurs, off to a blazing hot start, had come roaring out of the gates and slapped the Warriors in the face. A hard, meaningful slap. Right in the kisser. So, with 7:05 left in the second quarter, Kawhi Leonard was fouled by David West. He approached the foul line, sank the first shot. Sank the second. The Warriors were down by 25 points. At home. In Game 1. The score was 46-21. After the Warriors finished off...
Sactown Royalty 1 hour ago
2017 Sactown Royalty Draft Board: Pick No. 3

2017 Sactown Royalty Draft Board: Pick No. 3

Josh Jackson is off the board. It was a close race between three players, but with 35.6% of the vote, Josh Jackson joins Markelle Fultz atop the draft board. When a choice comes up, pick who you'd want the Kings to pick given all the players remaining. Note: THIS IS NOT A MOCK DRAFT. This is draft board, a list with the order of prospects you'd like to see the Kings pick. In other words, if we were the Kings front office, when our pick came up, we'd take the top name left on our board. So pick your choice, not who you think Vlade Divac or anyone else would choose in a slot. Explain your...
Silver Screen and Roll 1 hour ago
Lakers Draft News: Kadeem Allen hopes defensive prowess earns him NBA shot

Lakers Draft News: Kadeem Allen hopes defensive prowess earns him NBA shot

Allen was an elite defender at Arizona, drawing comparisons to Aaron Gordon and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson The Los Angeles Lakers worked out Arizona guard Kadeem Allen on Tuesday in their second pre-draft workout. It was the seventh workout for Allen, who hails from the same school as Luke Walton. “It’s always fun playing in front of all the Arizona guys, especially a head coach like him,” Allen said. Allen, 24, averaged 9.8 points per game on 45.3 percent shooting at Arizona this past season. The 6’3 guard is ranked 75th on DraftExpress’ list of Top 100 prospects and is expected to...
A Royal Pain 13 hours ago

A Royal Prospect: Jonathan Isaac

With the NBA Draft coming up on June 22, A Royal Pain is covering the prospects the Sacramento Kings could select.  Today, we take a look at Jonathan Isaac. The Sacramento Kings have two top ten selections in the June 22 NBA Draft.  They also hold a second round selection that falls at pick 34 overall.  […] A Royal Prospect: Jonathan Isaac - A Royal Pain - A Royal Pain - A Sacramento Kings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Silver Screen and Roll 18 hours ago
Lakers Draft News: Larry Nance, Jr. explains why he respects LaVar Ball's relationship with Lonzo

Lakers Draft News: Larry Nance, Jr. explains why he respects LaVar Ball's relationship with Lonzo

Really makes you think. Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers are the tag team champions of sports media content after the purple and gold moved up to snag the No. 2 pick of the 2017 NBA Draft. Just about every mock draft projects Lonzo to the Lakers, and just about every Laker official that’s gotten in front of a microphone has to talk about the Ball family. Add Larry Nance, Jr. to the list of Lakers who’ve given their two cents on Lonzo. Nance, Jr. stopped by ESPN Los Angeles 710, sharing his thoughts not only on Lonzo’s game, but LaVar’s involvement. “He seems awesome,”...
Silver Screen and Roll 18 hours ago
Watch Kobe Bryant break down what makes the Warriors' offense so deadly

Watch Kobe Bryant break down what makes the Warriors' offense so deadly

Another trip back to the #MuseCage with Kobe. Kobe Bryant’s “Canvas” films for ESPN have quickly become must-watch affairs. It’s fairly normal for athletes to go into in-studio analysis for television networks like ESPN after they retire, but the way Bryant has used his oft-stated love for story-telling to create unique short films about why he feels certain players or teams have had success have been fascinating (as has his use of a purple snake puppet). Bryant’s latest breakdown featured the retired superstar explaining the Golden State Warriors’ success, and the reason he...
Bright Side Of The Sun 18 hours ago
Josh Jackson to attend anger management classes

Josh Jackson to attend anger management classes

Court ordered anger management classes. Before you get mad online, I’m not saying that Phoenix should avoid drafting Josh Jackson. I’m not saying the Suns should draft Josh Jackson. I’m just saying Josh Jackson has some stuff he has to take care of during his rookie season. In December of last year Jackson allegedly kicked the door of a vehicle driven by Kansas women's basketball player McKenzie Calvert. A misdemeanor count of criminal property damage followed. April 12th Jackson delivered a not guilty plea with plans of filing for diversion. The state will dismiss the case with...
Silver Screen and Roll 18 hours ago
Lakers Draft News: Luke Walton is a very big fan of Lonzo Ball’s game

Lakers Draft News: Luke Walton is a very big fan of Lonzo Ball’s game

Walton’s been very complimentary of Lonzo’s game. Is Lonzo Ball headed to the Los Angeles Lakers with the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft? Who knows, but with the amount of coverage the story is getting from just about every direction, the entire world seems to be assisting LaVar Ball in speaking it into existence. One of the most ridiculous amazing things about covering the Lakers is you never know when TMZ Sports might just catch someone from the team out and about. Walton was enjoying a sunny California day at a charity event in Manhattan Beach when their cameras caught up with...
Silver Screen and Roll 19 hours ago
Luke Walton isn’t worried about LaVar Ball, says ‘my dad's got a big personality too’

Luke Walton isn’t worried about LaVar Ball, says ‘my dad's got a big personality too’

He says that’s where the comparison ends, however. When approached awkwardly in some type of parking lot by a TMZ reporter, Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Luke Walton was unwilling to guarantee the team would draft UCLA guard Lonzo Ball next month. Instead, Walton told the reporter he would have to ask Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson and General Manager Rob Pelinka about who the team was drafting, but the team selecting Ball with the second overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft seems like an inevitability at this point. The primary concern some have about that choice...
Silver Screen and Roll 20 hours ago
Lakers News: Brandon Ingram wants to use Summer League for feedback to improve all offseason

Lakers News: Brandon Ingram wants to use Summer League for feedback to improve all offseason

Los Angeles’ last second overall pick shared why he wants to go back to Las Vegas this year. Brandon Ingram’s first trip to Las Vegas Summer League offered Los Angeles Lakers fans a preview of his rookie season to come. Ingram showed glimpses of the length, skill and potential that led the Lakers to select him with the second overall pick a year ago, but he also flashed the very real flaws that would plague him during his up-and-down debut campaign. Inconsistency should have been expected from Ingram — he only turned 19 in September after all — but he’s focused on having a better...
A Royal Pain 21 hours ago

A Royal Prospect: De’Aaron Fox

A Royal Pain gives its analysis on NBA prospect De’Aaron Fox and whether he would be a great addition to the Sacramento Kings. De’Aaron Fox, the point guard out of the University of Kentucky, seems to be a popular selection in many mock drafts. Fox clearly fits a need for the Sacramento Kings who are […] A Royal Prospect: De’Aaron Fox - A Royal Pain - A Royal Pain - A Sacramento Kings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Golden State Of Mind 22 hours ago
The Warriors sweep the West: fo’ fo’ fo’

The Warriors sweep the West: fo’ fo’ fo’

Could this be a passing of the torch moment? As Manu Ginobili walked off the court in Monday night’s clincher for what may be his last time, the San Antonio Spurs crowd erupted into celebration and applause. He, perhaps as much as Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich, served as a front man for this generation’s most enviable NBA franchise. The fans in San Antonio sat through a fourth quarter that may have chased mortal fans away in an elimination game, just to see this moment – and they enjoyed it how they should. But after a glorious 15-year run — including four NBA World Championships,...
A Royal Pain May 23, 2017

A Royal Prospect: Davon Reed

A comprehensive breakdown of the University of Miami’s Davon Reed’s strength and weaknesses, and whether or not he would be a good fit in Sacramento. Coming off an excellent season at the University of Miami(Fl.) in which he averaged 14.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.4 assists (ESPN) per game, Reed could be an intriguing prospect for […] A Royal Prospect: Davon Reed - A Royal Pain - A Royal Pain - A Sacramento Kings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Silver Screen and Roll May 23, 2017
Lakers News: D'Angelo Russell and Paul George are already teammates... in endorsing New Era Caps

Lakers News: D'Angelo Russell and Paul George are already teammates... in endorsing New Era Caps

They're just endorsing hats together... For now. Amidst a constant stream of trade rumors and free agency whispers, Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell and Indiana Pacers star Paul George have finally joined forces. New Era Caps announced Tuesday that Russell was one of their three new brand ambassadors (along with Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green and Washington Wizards guard John Wall) that will join George (who has been with New Era for three years) in endorsing the headwear. New Era will be providing the official caps that rookies wear at next month's 2017 NBA Draft,...
Sactown Royalty May 23, 2017
The cost of moving up the NBA Draft

The cost of moving up the NBA Draft

The Kings have the 10th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, and nobody knows what they should do with it. For a bad basketball team and its loyal fanbase, this is the most wonderful time of the year. Sure, the NBA Playoffs are happening, and as much as we’d all love to be there, I’ll miss draft and free agency speculation when (if?) the Kings return to the postseason. This is a particularly important offseason for the Sacramento Kings. After finally cashing in their DeMarcus Cousins chips for draft considerations and Buddy Hield, it’s make-it-or-break-it time for those assets. They need to...
Golden State Of Mind May 23, 2017
I wish Kawhi Leonard had played in the Conference Finals

I wish Kawhi Leonard had played in the Conference Finals

It would have been better. Injuries suck. As Warriors fans, we’ve lived through them time and time again, especially as Stephen Curry began his ascent into the league. Ankle injuries, especially, are scary. They happen so quickly, and people feel like they can just “walk it off,” but unfortunately more often than not they linger and linger and linger on like the taste of a bad dream days after waking. I wish Kawhi Leonard had played more than 24 minutes in this series, all of which came in Game 1. I wish Leonard had scored more than 26 points in this series. I wish that Leonard —...
Bright Side Of The Sun May 23, 2017
Phoenix Suns Prospect Previews Update - Who have we yet to profile for the #4 pick?

Phoenix Suns Prospect Previews Update - Who have we yet to profile for the #4 pick?

After the Phoenix Suns dropped in the lottery to the 4th overall pick, likely taking the top two point guards off their board (Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball project to go 1-2 overall), the Suns are left to figure out their best plan. Do you still draft a point guard to eventually replace Eric Bledsoe as the lead guard? Would any of the remaining available point guards lower than Ball or Fultz be worth the effort of developing, only to find out they cannot even match Bledsoe’s 20 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds per game on top of a history of strong defensive success? Or, do you focus on...
Sactown Royalty May 23, 2017
2017 Sactown Royalty Draft Board: Pick No. 2

2017 Sactown Royalty Draft Board: Pick No. 2

Markelle Fultz is off the board. Markelle Fultz was the overwhelming favorite for the top overall choice for Sactown Royalty readers atop the draft board, accumulating nearly 80% of the vote. It should get a bit more interesting from here on out. When a choice comes up, pick who you'd want the Kings to pick given all the players remaining. Note: THIS IS NOT A MOCK DRAFT. This is draft board, a list with the order of prospects you'd like to see the Kings pick. In other words, if we were the Kings front office, when our pick came up, we'd take the top name left on our board. So pick your...

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