At a certain point, you get tired of bemoaning the obvious.
The Kings are not a very good basketball team. In fact, they’re pretty terrible. In Saturday’s embarrassment against the Clippers, Sacramento laid a turd in the first quarter. Then another in the second. And the third. And the fourth.
By the time things were said and done, Los Angeles had a 116-81 victory. Kings players could be seen smiling on the bench or generally not giving a crap. Aside from the constant hardworkers — Chuck Hayes, Jason Thompson, Marcus Thornton, maybe a couple more — it was one of the saddest groups ever assembled on a basketball court.
And that makes it tough to be a fan. This would be the time when fans would scream for change. Fire Smart. Get rid of Petrie. Trade off half the roster. Those are the things that keep fans interested in an otherwise awful season.
But with the Maloofs having already checked out on the team and the city, is there any use? We could yell ’til we’re blue in the face, but is there any hope around the corner? There doesn’t seem to be any potential for improvement, and it’s scary to think that things could get much worse.
It’s a sad time.
But as Kings fans, we keep coming back, gluttons for punishment. Toward the end of the game, perhaps the only thing worth monitoring was the Twitter work of Carmichael Dave, who seems to be working on the next #HereWeStay event. It’s those rallies that give us Kings fans our only chance to unite. Stay tuned.
And by the way, the Kings play again Wednesday against Toronto. See you then.