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“And now, at blogger, out of Carriage Elementary, Jake Bangerttttttt!”

Ah, yes! After years in the D-League, I’m hoping to join your daily rotation of web pages visited.

A little about me: My name is Jake Bangert. I’m a 6’5 small forward with an expired license to fire from deep and an ill-advised turn-around jumper. My claim to fame is leading my middle school rec league team to two undefeated seasons in the Roseville Parks and Recreation league. (Not to brag or anything, but I did drop 27 once…)

Why should you care? You shouldn’t. I just thought it’d be nice to include my ACTUAL basketball skills.

I’ve been a Kings fan for some time now-it’s in my blood. My family has been taking me to ARCO since Mitch Richmond was pullin’ up with that silky mid-range jumper. And just like every kid who grew up in Sacramento, I’ve probably thrown a billion behind the back elbow passes, ala J-Will, and succeeded in maybe one of them (when it ricocheted off Carlos the third grader’s head and safely landed in Justin the fat kid waddling down the court’s chocolate covered hands). Hell, I still have that Champion brand Peja jersey, and you’d better believe it gets major burn when I go to the gym.

But now, I take my talents to the internet.

(Alright, it’s not so much talent as it is…misery.)

As a writer for A Royal Pain, I promise you, our readers, to provide commentary and analysis on par with all of the other great Kings coverage. We, as Kings fans, have the privilege of having an organization more open and fan friendly than most, and it’s fostered great fan support and a great fan base to be apart of.

I see what you see. I hear what you hear. I notice when Tyreke’s entering takeover mode. I notice when Beno’s got the stroke. I notice when the Kings are showing their potential, and I know when it’s time to get excited.

(On a lighter note, I notice when Grant’s using a little too much hyperbole and I notice when Katerina’s a little more..umm..perky.)

At the end of the day, as Kings fans, we all have different opinions, different ideas, and different motives for watching the Kings. But we’re still Kings fans, and I hope I can help make A Royal Pain a part of the Kings community and your life.

Here’s to a great season, and a great future.

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