Ben McLemore Selected to 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

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SACRAMENTO – Sacramento Kings rookie Ben McLemore was selected to participate in the 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk contest, held on Saturday, February 15 at the NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, announced by the NBA. McLemore becomes the fourth Kings player to take part in the contest and first to do so since Gerald Wallace […]

Kings Release First Round of Renderings For New Downtown Arena

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SACRAMENTO – Today, the Sacramento Kings, the city of Sacramento and AECOM released the first round of renderings for the downtown Entertainment and Sports Center (ESC). The announcement was first made via an email to season ticket holders. The first set of renderings comes after six months of workshops, open houses, town halls, and focus […]

COUSINS’ Western Conference Player to the Week

DeMarcus Cousins has had a solid season on the basketball court, thus far. The NBA honored him as the Western Conference Player of the Week. The Kings' brass hopes he makes the All-Star Team, too.

OBSERVER Photo by Antonio R. Harvey

NEW YORK — Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week after leading the Kings to a 3-0 record, averaging 25.0 points (.562 FG percentage) and 12.7 rebounds in 37.2 minutes per game. Cousins recorded a double-double in all three wins for the Kings, highlighted, by a 35 point […]

Kings’ Isaiah Thomas In ‘Game Recognize Game’ Campaign For Reebok

Sacramento King point guard Isaiah Thomas is getting a lot of air time out his Reebok shoes’ commercial. The clip, that contains 10 hours of additional footage, was shot in Los Angeles with Brooklyn Nets' Jason Terry and Philadelphia 76ers' Nerlens Noel.

SACRAMENTO — Locally, the Sacramento region has seen Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas in a number of Pizza Guys commercials over the last couple of years. Well, the dynamic point guard is now getting national airplay. Thomas is part of Reebok shoes’ new performance basketball campaign, “Game Recognize Game,” featuring injured rookie Nerlens Noel (76ers) […]

PART ONE: Kings’ Abdur-Rahim Had GM Qualities Before Retiring As NBA Player

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NORTH NATOMAS — Before Pete D’Alessandro’s name popped up as a candidate to become the general manager for the Sacramento Kings, he was in the running for the same position for the Denver Nuggets organization. As seen through other NBA executives and mid-level stewards, D’Alessandro had methodically worked his way up the ladder in the […]

Kings Aquire Derrick Williams in Trade With Timberwolves

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Kings announced this week the acquisition of forward Derrick Williams from the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for forward Luc Mbah a Moute (BAH-ah MOO-tay), according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. “We’re excited to acquire a player with Derrick’s skillset,” said D’Alessandro. “He will add size, length and serve as a […]

Kings’ Blood Drive Brings In More Than 300 Donors

Henry Block relaxes as he donates a pint of blood at Sleep Train Arena on Veterans Day. BloodSource collected more than 300 pints of blood from donors in the Sacramento region.

OBSERVER photo by Antonio R. Harvey

NORTH NATOMAS — The Sacramento Kings fans donated more than 300 pints of blood to BloodSource at Sleep Train Arena on Veterans’ Day. The goal was to reach 275, though the drive successfully exceeded that expectation. BloodSource staff was busy for six hours registering, collecting, and thanking individuals for donating blood for patients in need. […]

Opening Night Rocked; Kings Beat Nuggets 90-88

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, right, and Kings principal owner Vivek Ranadive, left, presents NBA Commissioner David Stern, center, with the keys to the city during opening night at Sleep Train Arena. Kings beat the Denver Nuggets 90-89. Oct. 30, 2013.
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NORTH NATOMAS – It was only one word to describe the Sacramento Kings opening night at Sleep Train Arena Wednesday night: Crazy. However, at the the end of night, the team made the evening worth all the while and ensured enthusiastic patrons that they are proud to keep playing in Sacramento for many more seasons. […]

Ranadivé Building Sacramento Kings’ Staff On Diversity

Sacramento Kings principle owner Vivek Ranadivé, standing at the podium, built his software company behind diversity and great talent. His vision bodes well for the Kings and Sacramento region that touts many different faces and backgrounds.


OBSERVER photo by Antonio R. Harvey

DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO — It’s no joking matter when the Sacramento Kings principle owner Vivek Ranadivé says time after time that he likes to surround himself with people “smarter” than he is. Based on his professional background, the self-imposed discipline Ranadive endorses has been an effective tool for the software engineer and the companies he has […]

DeMarcus Cousins signs 4-year deal; Kings To Open Training Camp

Sacramento Kings principle owner Vivek Ranadive, left, explains why he made DeMarcus Cousins, right, the face of the franchise. Cousins signed a 4-year, $62 million deal to stay with the Kings on Sept. 30.

Inset photo — DeMarcus Cousins' mother Monique Cousins, was in Sacramento for his big payday. Monique is holding DeMarcus' one-year-old son Amir Cousins.

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NORTH NATOMAS —- The Sacramento Kings first order of business, hours before Media Day on Sept. 30 at the Practice Facility, was signing fourth-year center DeMarcus Cousins to a four-year, $62 million contract. The members of the organization sealed the deal and let Cousins know that he’s the cornerstone of the Kings’ future. Cousins’ presence […]