Posts Tagged ‘sacramento kings’

USA Basketball cheers on Phelps, Ledecky

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — With a night off last night in Rio, what should the members of Team USA do? For a group of guys like Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins, Draymond Green, DeAndre Jordan, Klay Thompson and Kyle Lowry, they took advantage of the downtime by attending one of the night’s biggest events, swimming, which featured a couple of the biggest stars of the Olympics, Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky. Not only did the USA Basketball guys have a chance to cheer Phelps and Ledecky on toward gold medals, they got to spend some time with them post-race, as well…

Ben McLemore invents “Halfcourt-Swish-Dunk Challenge”

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Just when you think you’ve seen every shot imaginable, someone comes up with something new. Like this, for instance, from Kings guard Ben McLemore, who took to Instagram to debut the #HalfcourtSwishDunkChallenge. Basically you have to swish the shot from halfcourt, and if that wasn’t difficult enough, you then are required to grab the rebound and dunk it on one bounce. McLemore challenged several other NBA players in his post, now we see if any of them are able to take the challenge…

DeMarcus Cousins plays golf with Kings coach Dave Joerger

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is one of the most talented young post players in the NBA, and the Kings have spent the last few seasons trying to capitalize on their talented young core. Their latest move came this summer, as they hired former Memphis Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger. And from the looks of Cousins’ Instagram account, Joerger and Cousins are trying to build some chemistry even though the season is months away. Cousins posted a couple of videos of the duo at Top Golf in what looks like Las Vegas, working on their swings…

Rajon Rondo takes on Isiah Thomas and Greg Anthony in Connect 4

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — One of the most fun things about working for and NBA TV is hanging around the studio in Atlanta, where you’re just as likely to run into Charles Barkley as you are Brent Barry. And when there’s down-time, there’s plenty of time to argue about NBA history, or movies, or even about things such as board games. And with special guest Rajon Rondo in the NBA TV studio this week, of course Isiah Thomas and Rondo got involved in a heated match, with Greg Anthony providing commentary.

Sacramento Kings debut new logos

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — As the Sacramento Kings prepare to move into a new arena next season, the Golden 1 Center, today the team unveiled their new logos, and they looked to the past to help redefine their future. From a release on

The new primary emblem is inspired by the Kings classic logo. It is reimagined to reflect the civic and franchise pride that has lasted and grown for a generation. Now, with a clean, modern look – a reshaped crown, refined basketball and new typeface that puts Sacramento front and center – the new identity draws from the team’s ambitious beginnings and reminds our region and the world that Sacramento is undergoing a transformation.

Each of the team’s new insignia are designed to connect to the elements that define the Sacramento Kings: Our City. Our Pride. Our Foundation.

The secondary logo featuring the lion, pays tribute to the unmatched pride and loyalty of the NBA’s best fans. The “Sac” badge is dedicated to the bold and unwavering devotion the Kings organization has for its city. A new crown logo reflects the rich tradition of the team dating back to its origins, reminding the fanbase and the community of Sacramento that, “we are all Kings.” The heralding lion crest represents leadership and strength and will be used as the Kings work to make basketball the premier global sport of the 21st century.

Gear featuring the new logo is available now from the Kings team store.

Sacramento Kings fan hits halfcourt shot, wins car

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Fans being plucked from the stands to take a shot on an NBA court with a prize at stake is nothing new. But after a run of fans sinking big shots a few years ago, it seems like this season we haven’t seen that many winning attempts. But last night in Sacramento, a fan came from the stands to take a halfcourt shot with a new car on the line. Nice form, better results…

VIDEO: Kings halfcourt shot

San Antonio Spurs get in on baby race craze

By Jeff Case

To date, we know the Sacramento Kings are pretty much trying to corner the market on baby races this season. They’ve had two of them that we saw and both of them were awesome.

The San Antonio Spurs used to be in the baby race game as well, but apparently haven’t done it much of late (here’s one they did in 2015). But, in honor of the team’s mascot, Coyote, celebrating his birthday on Friday, they brought the races back.

And once again, it was fantastic …

VIDEO: San Antonio Spurs baby races

Sacramento Kings have another baby race

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — After the success of their baby race earlier this season, the Sacramento Kings decided you just can’t get too much of a great thing. This one has all the makings of a photo finish…until one of the babies decides he’d rather just take a nap. Hey, it is called Sleep Train Arena, after all.

VIDEO: Sacto Baby Race

Sacramento Kings debut retro court

VIDEO: Kings court

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — For Friday home games this season, the Sacramento Kings are celebrating Flashback Fridays. And starting tonight, they’re taking it to a whole new level.

This season, the Kings are celebrating their 30th year in Sacramento, and their final season before moving to the new Golden 1 Center. According to the Kings, this court is nearly identical to the court they used 30 years ago…

The entire court will feature a full makeover, with the original Sacramento Kings logo at center court and the original baby blue framing the playing surface. On the baseline, “SACRAMENTO” decorates the court apron in the original type face from 1985.

“Our final season at Sleep Train Arena has been filled with opportunities to look back at our rich history,” said Kings President Chris Granger. “This court is a special way to salute all of the fans, players and coaches who have helped us build toward a proud future in Sacramento.”

The Kings used the original logo and baby blue color scheme from 1985 through the 1993-94 season. The “SACRAMENTO PROUD” and Kings digital elements will carry over to the court as part of the team salute to a proud future.

At each #FlashbackFriday game this season, Kings players have been wearing the retro baby blue jerseys and fans will receive a poster from a limited-edition series looking back at the franchise’s history. In-game programming includes 1980s and 90s giveaways, promotions and contests, as well as special halftime entertainment with performers. Upcoming performances include Vanilla Ice, Young MC and Tiffany.



ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Like we always do at this time, let’s take a look at the best instances of people getting #POSTERIZED over the last week and, at the bottom of the post, you can place your vote for a winner. And don’t forget, if you see someone get posterized, tweet it with the hashtag #POSTERIZED so we don’t miss it!

I missed last week’s #POSTERIZED poll because I was traveling, working on a cool piece for NBA TV (coming soon!). Which means more dunks than usual this week!

Let’s get to the dunks. Special shoutout to the previous winner, Sacramento’s Rajon Rondo!