NBA Basketball in Mumbai: Pacers beat Kings 132-132 in OT

The NBA goes to Bollywood! By Charlie O @Charlieo1320 The first-ever NBA game was played in Mumbai, India on Friday night between the Indiana Pacers and the Sacramento Kings. Well, it was Friday night if you were in Mumbai. If you were in Sacramento, the game tipped off at 6:30 AM, so it was bagelsContinue reading “NBA Basketball in Mumbai: Pacers beat Kings 132-132 in OT”

Headline Sports podcast with Tony Renteria: Kings to open preseason in India Oct. 4th; Yanks-A’s series could be a maker-breaker for A’s in wild card; plus more

Photo credit: nba.com On Headline Sports podcast with Tony Renteria: #1 The Sacramento Kings will be opening up their first preseason game on October 4th and you will be joining your broadcast colleagues for Kings coverage Jeremiah Salmonson, London Marq, Morris Phillips and Jeremy Harness for complete coverage of Kings basketball. #2 That October 4thContinue reading “Headline Sports podcast with Tony Renteria: Kings to open preseason in India Oct. 4th; Yanks-A’s series could be a maker-breaker for A’s in wild card; plus more”

Sacramento Kings make major additions to the front office staff

by Charlie O. Mallonee The Sacramento Kings basketball operations division has been under fire during the entire transition to the new ownership group headed by Vivek Ranadive. When the initial front office staff was dismissed and turned over to a staff headed by former Kings star Vlade Divac, the concern was the executive group lackedContinue reading “Sacramento Kings make major additions to the front office staff”

The Sacramento Kings need an executive like Chris Granger for Basketball Operations

This article first appeared on this site just after the NBA All-Star Game in February. In light of recent events, it seemed appropriate to post it again. By Charlie O. Mallonee Sacramento – The NBA All-Star Game on Sunday was overshadowed by the news that the Sacramento Kings had traded their All-Star center DeMarcus CousinsContinue reading “The Sacramento Kings need an executive like Chris Granger for Basketball Operations”

Are the Kings looking to hire a new head of basketball operations?

by Charlie O. Mallonee Link to the @espn latest, co-scribed with @ZachLowe_NBA, on the Kings' interest in hiring ex-Sixers GM Sam Hinkie -> https://t.co/Ijm1h83jX9 — Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) March 28, 2017 SACRAMENTO–Just when you thought things were settling down into an end of the season routine, bam! – here comes another rumor out of rightContinue reading “Are the Kings looking to hire a new head of basketball operations?”

Surely you can’t be serious but I am – hire Kupchak to help Divac and the Kings

By Charlie O. Mallonee #SacKings should hire Kupchak to consult GM Divac. Having former Laker Jerry West worked for the Warriors! #insidehoops #Foreverpurple #NBA pic.twitter.com/NtMLEEm3sD — Sports Radio Service (@SportsRadioSrvc) February 23, 2017 When I posted this tweet, I expected to get some reaction but the reaction I received surprised me. Everyone thought I wasContinue reading “Surely you can’t be serious but I am – hire Kupchak to help Divac and the Kings”

Multiple reports: The “Boogie” era is over in Sacramento

by Charlie O. Mallonee Sources: Kings agree to trade DeMarcus Cousins to Pelicans. @WojVerticalNBA report. https://t.co/PFbgwlmnLx pic.twitter.com/O2VqBwyyFM — Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) February 20, 2017 SACRAMENTO–The DeMarcus Cousins era in Sacramento has apparently come to an end. Multiple reports have Cousins going to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for shooting guard Buddy – “theContinue reading “Multiple reports: The “Boogie” era is over in Sacramento”

Sunday night the NBA, Kings, Warriors and Facebook will make history together

by Charlie O. Mallonee The NBA game on Sunday night at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento will be a history making event as the contest between the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings will be streamed live on Facebook around the world to India. This worldwide Facebook event of streaming the game toContinue reading “Sunday night the NBA, Kings, Warriors and Facebook will make history together”

Cousins fined, apologizes and gets back to work

by Charlie O. Mallonee The Sacramento Kings came down hard on DeMarcus Cousins Tuesday for his outburst in the locker room with a Sacramento Bee columnist that was caught on video and presumably for the actions he has taken against the editor of the website Cowbell Kingdom. According to Marc Spears of ESPN/The Undefeated, the teamContinue reading “Cousins fined, apologizes and gets back to work”

Some words of advice for DeMarcus Cousins from an “OG” reporter

by Charlie O. Mallonee SACRAMENTO–DeMarcus Cousins is back in the news and not in a good way. On Friday, a story with video of the incident was released showing DeMarcus Cousins shouting at and frankly trying to physically intimidate Sacramento Bee sports columnist Andy Furillo over his story on the Barnes – Cousins incident inContinue reading “Some words of advice for DeMarcus Cousins from an “OG” reporter”