Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Sacramento Kings not getting it done

Publication date: 2010

The Sacramento Kings began the 2010-2011 season on a roll, going 3-1 in the first 4 games. Since then, the Kings have come back down to Earth with a mortal display of uncertainty.

The Sacramento Kings began the 2010-2011 season on a roll, going 3-1 in the first 4 games. Since then they have returned back down to Earth with a mortal display of uncertainty and passive play.

You can't help but to think about Chris, Doug, Bobby, Vlade, Mike, Hedo and Peja. That was definitely a standout group, a team that played unselfishly to win as a team. Each night a different player picked up the slack to fuel blowout wins. It was uncommon for the Kings not to outscore teams with an array of slick passes. The Kings were known for mastering the pick 'n roll.

The 2010-2011 Kings look as if they're going down with a kick 'n roll. Their 3-1 start is already forgotten, and now Kings fans have to accept the 6 gamer losing streak as the theme for the season. Tehre is no good Christmas games on tap. I watched the double OT thrilled past Christmas season at Arco Arena. That was one of the most exciting games I watched at Arco Arena.

In the 2009-2010 season, I watched the Kings versus the Nuggets, which the Kings lost on a buzzer beater shot. Then, there was the 2003 Dallas versus Kings Christmas game that went down into the books as another loss. To think of a likely trend, I never watched the Kings win a game while attending a game. I thought the streak would end last year with the Kings, but they blew their shot to put away the Lakers. As usual, the Kings buckled under pressure.

Now that the 3-1 start has been erased by a 6 game losing streak, the current Kings are playing like the worst team in the league. It reminds me of their pathetic play in 2008-2009. I hope they can find a way to win again. At 3-7, the Kings are in for a long disastrous season. There is no hope when the Kings lack teamwork, don't pass as much, and there is no desire to win as a team.

The Sacramento Kings are not getting it done. They look like a high school varsity team playing against elite pros. I'm beginning the think there is no passion to play out in Sacramento, or that Arco Arena is haunted with bad memories of missed title opportunities. I will still root for the Kings to win, as I did for the San Francisco Giants to overcome their playoff drought to capture a title. You never know what can happen. The season is still young. Sacramento Kings have to regain their composure, and win as a team.

Written by Jason Allen Goodlin

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