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David SpohnDavid Spohn was born and raised in Northern California and is proud to call the Sacramento area home to this day. Primary related work experience includes a lengthy tenure at Bleacher Report as the Sacramento Kings Featured Columnist. Since attending his first Sacramento Kings game nearly twenty years ago, he fell in love with the NBA game, cultivating a perfect marriage of his two biggest passions: writing and sports. David is married to his high school sweetheart Whitney and is the proud father of two boys, Landon and Devon.

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Opinion Sports

Key Takeaways From a Historic Change for the Kings

As the 2018-19 regular season draws to a close, this is typically the time of year when loyal Sacramento Kings fans begin to set their sights on the fast-approaching NBA Draft Lottery and the NBA Draft. But for the first time in well over a decade, these are two time-honored traditions that...

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Sports

Sacramento Kings: Proclaiming All-Star Berths & League-Wide Awards

As we near the midpoint of the 2018-19 season–and with the Sacramento Kings continuing to defy expectations and remain in the thick of things in the ultra-competitive Western Conference playoff race–it’s time we look at where certain Kings stand in their hopes of earning...

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Opinion Sports

The 2018-19 Sacramento Kings Are a Joy to Watch Again

Just one month into the 2018-19 campaign, one thing has already been made abundantly clear: these Sacramento Kings have undergone a complete transformation from a season ago, both stylistically and personnel wise. This time last year, the Kings’ offense revolved around feeding 36 year old PF...

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Opinion Sports

NBA Draft: Pros, Cons & Questions About Kings’ Top Picks

In the thirty three years the Kings have called Sacramento home, only once before have they had the luxury of drafting as high as they do in next week’s NBA Draft. After defying the odds in last month’s NBA Draft Lottery, the Kings moved up from the 7th pick to the 2nd pick and are...

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Opinion Sports

What Went Right, What Went Wrong: The Sacramento Kings in 2017-18

With their 96-83 victory over the Houston Rockets last week, the Sacramento Kings closed the curtains on the 2017-18 season. Sacramento finished the year with a 27-55 mark, good for 12th in the ultra competitive Western Conference and again on the outside looking in with regards to the playoff...

Sacramento Kings Opening Night 2016
Opinion Sports

When Will The Kings’ Playoff Drought End?

When Sacramento Kings’ General Manager Vlade Divac pulled the trigger on a controversial, blockbuster deal that sent DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans last February, it unofficially kicked off the team’s latest rebuilding effort. Trading a player of Cousins’ magnitude...

The Future Looks Incredibly Bright for the Sacramento Kings
Sports

The Future Looks Incredibly Bright for the Sacramento Kings

If you could hop in a DeLorean and go back to February 20, 2017, you’d return to a not so distance period of time when the Sacramento Kings were the laughingstock of the NBA. They had just dealt three time All-Star DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans. The vast majority of their fans were...

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Opinion Sports

Kings Trade DeMarcus Cousins: What Went Wrong

Late Sunday night, the Sacramento Kings dealt away the most talented player in their franchise history. On paper, the assets received in return (rookie SG Buddy Hield, veteran guards Langston Galloway and Tyreke Evans, New Orleans’ top 3 protected 2017 1st round pick, and Philadelphia’s...

The Tremendous Growth of DeMarcus Cousins (and Why to Keep Him)
Opinion Sports

The Tremendous Growth of DeMarcus Cousins (and Why to Keep Him)

When it comes to the Sacramento Kings‘ All-Star center, DeMarcus Cousins, several different opinions permeate among Kings fans. Since he was drafted in 2010, one half believes he is a supremely talented big man who has not yet reached his prime, suffering from instability within the...

(Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
Sports

Can the Kings Win With DeMarcus Cousins?

There are two prevailing schools of thought regarding DeMarcus Cousins. One is that he is an outrageously skilled, 25 year old, two time All-Star who is still a year or two away from his prime. The other is that he is a perennial malcontent who spends far too much time complaining to referees...

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Sports

Is DeMarcus Cousins Better Than Chris Webber Ever Was?

Among mere mortals not named Steph Curry, nobody can single handedly devastate an opponent and fill out a box score like DeMarcus Cousins. With his constantly expanding array of offensive weapons, Cousins has shown improvement every year of his young career and seemingly adds a new facet to his...

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If Kings Can Find Consistency, Playoffs are a Realistic Possibility

Inconsistent [in-kuh n-sis-tuh nt] 1. Lacking in harmony between different parts or elements. 2. not consistent in principles, conduct, etc. If one word could detail the Sacramento Kings 34 games into their 2015-16 season, you’d be hard pressed to find one more appropriate than inconsistent...

Is the 2015-16 Sacramento Kings Season Lost? Not Quite Yet
Sports

Is the 2015-16 Sacramento Kings Season Lost? Not Quite Yet

The more things change, the more they stay the same. A Hall of Fame coach installing his system and philosophy since training camp, a completely revamped roster, a new President of Basketball Operations serving as architect and steward of the franchise, countless team building activities throughout...

Rajon Rondo
Sports

Rajon Rondo Holds the Keys to a Playoff Seed for the Sacramento Kings

Of the thirty franchises in the National Basketball Association, it is perhaps our very own Sacramento Kings that have been the most arduous to predict how their 2015-16 season will unfold. On one hand you have an organization that seemingly can’t get out of it’s way, hasn’t been...

Kings Starting Lineup
Sports

Who Will Start for the Sacramento Kings in 2015-16?

With the Sacramento Kings opening their training camp this week, there will be no shortage of story lines and intrigue abound. How will Rajon Rondo fit? Can Willie Cauley-Stein make a difference right away? How is George Karl and DeMarcus Cousins’ relationship? Is Darren Collison 100% healthy...

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Sports

The 2015-16 Sacramento Kings: Change is Good (and Necessary)

As the Sacramento Kings closed the curtains on another disappointing season last April, the franchise was keenly aware significant changes had to be made. Since the moment Vivek Ranadivé saved professional basketball in Sacramento as we know it, change has been the one constant. It has been musical...

The Sacramento Kings 2013-14 outlook
Community Voice Sports

The Sacramento Kings 2013-14 outlook

As far as professional franchises go, you’d be hard pressed to find a single one that has experienced more instability and turbulence than the Sacramento Kings these last several years. The Kings’ struggles were absolutely a byproduct of the Maloofs’ and their flailing portfolios...

The Sacramento Kings future to be determined in early May
Community Voice

The Sacramento Kings future to be determined in early May

The cruel and convoluted tale of what will become of the Sacramento Kings is reaching the last leg of what has been a complicated three year odyssey. The NBA is meeting this week to critically analyze every detail of the formidable bids from both Sacramento and Seattle. NBA Commissioner David Stern...

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