Few NBA franchises within the twenty first century, if any, have been as bad because the Sacramento Kings.
The Kings contended at the highest of the Western Conference initially of the 2000s, but since then, they have been a consistent bottom dweller.
Turner Sports NBA analyst Charles Barkley says it’s “embarrassing.”
“Man, let me let you know something. I used to sit up for going to Sacramento. That fan base, especially back in Arco, that they had an amazing fan base, an amazing fan base. It was a hostile, great environment. They loved their team. So I at all times sort of wish to see them do good,” Barkley said last week, per the Sacramento Bee.
“But I don’t know what the hell happened on the market. They traded their best player, Haliburton. And I’m a giant Sabonis fan. So I actually have zero idea what happened to De’Aaron Fox. I assumed three years ago he was going to be a perennial All-Star. I actually have zero idea what happened.”
Perhaps the Kings’ fortunes will change moving forward.
You mustn’t bet on it, though.