Topic: Sacramento Kings

April 7, 2014

The triumphant return of America's most infrequently published Sporps Periodical. This issue is about losing, in all the various ways we feel and do it, and the weird ways we sort of love it.

May 13, 2013

What will Sacramento's widely reviled owners be up to in a couple years? Something terrible, most likely. Here's one guess.

January 16, 2013

On the other side of the Kings-to-Seattle move is an entire city of people who know the pain that Sacramento is going through right now. It's a complicated way to feel.

January 14, 2013

One way or another, it appears likely that the Sacramento Kings are leaving the city they've called home since 1985. There's a deeper sense of loss, then, alongside all this familiarly Kings-ian losing. But there's also and already the sense that the Kings never quite happened in the first place.

January 11, 2013

Hampton Roads won't be getting a relocated Sacramento Kings franchise, and may not get a professional sports team to call its own for some time. That doesn't mean the region doesn't deserve it. The demographics are one thing, but the decades of weird history are something else.

December 20, 2012

Tyreke Evans currently plays with a casual aloofness that betrays his prodigious talent. Which probably sounds like a reason Not to Watch, except Tyreke can do things in basketball games that almost nobody else can when he so chooses.

November 8, 2012

Given that we already know who Demarcus Cousins is—an enigmatic but increasingly undeniable force, and someone who could well be the NBA's best big man in a year or two—it's amazing how much of a mystery he remains. Until, that is, you remember that he's still just 22 years old.

October 22, 2012

Never mind the practical consideration of trying to sleep while DeMarcus Cousins yells for the ball: all those easy jokes about the Sacramento Kings' newly re-named Sleep Train Arena are missing a much more intriguing angle. However odd the name might sound, this is a rare instance in which a pro team's sold naming rights could possibly provide some benefit for the community.

February 17, 2012

Few teams are as generally invisible as the Sacramento Kings. Yet because of their publicity-hungry owners and Seattle's sudden need to bring the NBA to its hypothetical new arena, the Kings in the abstract are on the tip of everyone's tongue. That's too bad for Sacramento, whose fans actually know how to sweat the details.