Posts Tagged ‘Sacramento Kings’

Turning around the Kings

With the Maloof brothers mercifully agreeing to hand the keys over, the Kings are about to undergo some rapid change. Whether that takes place in Sacramento or Seattle is still yet to be determined, but one thing is certain – an NBA minus the Maloofs will be a better place. The general consensus in the […]

Night of the long pitchforks and torches in Sacramento

I decided up till this point to stay out of the recent news that the Kings had been sold to a Seattle investor group and would be becoming the new Sonics from most likely next season. I have a dog in both hunts – friends who go for the Kings and a dad who bleeds […]

LeBron nails it!

The Sacramento Kings are reportedly being sold to a Seattle group for $525 million…… I’m going to handball this one over to LeBron James: So the Kings getting sold for 525M!! And the owners ain’t making no money huh? What the hell we have a lookout for. Get the hell out of here — LeBron […]

Possible suitors for DeMarcus Cousins

With DeMarcus Cousins’ latest meltdown in Sacramento it’s pretty clear that a divorce is inevitable. Cousins’ volatility is a bad match for an organisation, that to put it mildly, has no idea. He needs a fresh start, with strong leadership (essential), and the Kings need to strip back this horrible roster. Cousins has a world […]

Lockout Blues: Of Teams And Man

The NBA has too many teams. There. I’ve set out the basic premise of this article in the very first line. Last time, I discussed the problem of market size in the NBA. Part of the reason this is a problem is that the NBA simply over-expanded over the years, which has also served to […]

Here We Stay: Why The Kings Must Stay In Sacramento

Some weeks ago in an earlier column, I mentioned that one of the less heralded nuggets of NBA news was the potential move of the Kings out of Sacramento. Since then, the rumour has gained traction and weight to the point that almost everyone sees it as a foregone conclusion that the Maloofs, having realised […]

2010-11 NBA Mid-season Review: The iPod Shuffle Edition

After I did my column a few months back on Metallica and the 2010-11 NBA season up to that point, I realised something. “Holy shit – this is a pretty fucking easy way to churn out some quick columns.” Basically, I get a bunch of songs together, find something vaguely basketball-related that relates even more […]

Previewing our viewing: 3 must-watch November games on One HD

A new feature here at NBAmate, we look at three of the most intriguing games  on free-to-air Australian TV in the upcoming month. Preference will be given to teams that don’t usually get an enormous amount of exposure. Friday 5th of November 1:30pm Thunder @ Blazers With two of the very best young teams in […]

Sunday Six Pack: The Epic 2010 New Years Edition

ONE: It’s been a while between Six Packs, and with the time off I’ve had over the New Year I thought it was only fitting to churn out what will undoubtedly be the most massive Sunday Six Pack of all time. On the Aussie front, the biggest news this week has of course been the […]

2008-2009 Season Preview: The Pretenders

It’s late October so you know what that means. Every basketball website /blog /magazine /podcast on the planet feels the need to look at every team and try to predict what’s going to happen in 08-09. Here at NBAMate we thought we’d do things a little differently. Rather than look at each team and try […]