The Sacramento Kings made a surprise appearance in the latest episode of Game of Zones, taking their usual role of a humorous punchline.
If you haven’t caught any episodes of Bleacher Report’s Game of Zones, you have some catching up to do. The creative and hilarious series is in its seventh and final season, and has provided some much-needed entertainment during the current NBA hiatus. Episode 3 was released on Thursday afternoon, and the Sacramento Kings made yet another appearance, for better or for worse.
As the story goes, the original Dream Team is coming back to destroy the current NBA players, led by Michael Jordan, who is on a quest to prove that he is the greatest player of all time. The top current NBA players have formed a super team (Knights of the Roundball) to try to defeat the intruders, including LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and Luka Doncic.
During episode 3, the Knights of the Roundball gather to form a strategy after LeBron cuts his hair off at the urging of Kobe Bryant (I’m telling you. If you haven’t watched yet, catch up.) While the players are preparing for battle, a house (team) that they didn’t expect makes an appearance.
Back in Season 5, we were introduced to a house called “Sun Kings”, which consisted of both the “Phoenicia” Suns and Sacramento Kings, who joined forces to make one mediocre team. In the episode that was released on Thursday, it is House Sun Kings that appears out of the darkness. Expecting the Dream Team, the Knights of the Roundball are confused.
That is when the fun starts.
LeBron urges House Sun Kings to leave immediately before the Dream Team arrives. Devin Booker ignores him, and shouts for his squad to ready themselves for battle. Just then, Doncic pokes his head out. “Guys, I can’t watch you get slaughtered. Let me join you.”
Vlade Divac on horseback responds:
“We don’t need you! We have DeAndre Ayton! And uh…who was the guy we took over Luka? Jaren Jackson!”
Marvin Bagley then leans in to view in the background and corrects Divac: “Marvin Bagley.”
“Marvin Bagley! Yes,” Vlade responds, and then follows that up with an “Ugh” that resonates in the souls of Kings fans everywhere.
House Sun Kings then charges off in to the dense fog, leaving nothing but their torches visible as they ride in to battle. The Knights of the Roundball watch silently as the lights of Sun Kings’ torches extinguish one by one. After a couple of seconds of silence, the voice of Charles Barkley can be heard uttering possibly the best line of the episode:
“I don’t know anything about the Sun Kings, but the Sun Kings in trouble.”
New episodes of Game of Zones are released every Thursday on all Bleacher Report outlets. The entire series can be found on their YouTube channel and is worth a binge-watch to get caught up on the final season.
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