Category Archives: Sacramento Kings

The Sacramento Kings and “the integrity of the game”

“The integrity of the game is everything.” You hear that line in sports a lot, especially when bad stuff taints the public perception of athletic competition. Nothing like the whiff of a point-shaving scandal to set off panic buttons. The slightest … Continue reading

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Why are these people getting so much money?

With some news stories, I just take a deep breath, let a mild wave of cynicism pass through my system and shake my head at the ways of the world. Here are several items of note from the past week: ■■■ … Continue reading

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Who’s in charge of the Kings — and who will tell us?

As the Sacramento Bee, like newspapers and media outlets across the country, wrestles with how to deal with lies, baseless claims, misstatements and “alternative facts” on the nation’s political stage, let me suggest the newspaper get some practice with mere … Continue reading

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Kings show no class in trading Cousins

With typical duplicity and lack of class, the honchos running the Sacramento Kings  decided to dump DeMarcus Cousins amid all the showcase glitter of the NBA All-Star Game. After years of proclaiming their loyalty to Cousins, team manipulators cut their franchise player loose … Continue reading

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DeMarcus Cousins shows his “leadership” qualities with technical fouls

I managed to find humor in the daily newspaper Wednesday when I read this quote from Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger about star malcontent DeMarcus Cousins: “I think he’s improved his leadership qualities.” Keep in mind that Cousins was slapped … Continue reading

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