So as I come to StR, I notice there's a lot of talk about the future of our team. So instead, I figure why don't we take a break from all that and look at the past.So here we go:
I've been a kings fan now for a while now. So I've seen players come and go for the organization. So in light of this, I'm going to give you my top forgotten (but not in our hearts) Kings players and why. This is in no particular order and I'm going to mention Kings players from the Adelman era. I may give special attention to some outside of this area, but only because they're special. If I missed someone, I apologize but there are people I couldn't put on this list because you can't forget about them.
Lawrence Funderburke-What list of beloved Kings players can start without Funderburke? None. This guy along with Gerald Wallace really showed that Sacramento showed loved to every player even the ones who were just role players. He backed up Chris Webber during his time with the Kings if you don't recall. And what else is there to say but he was a fan favorite?
Art Long/Jabari Smith-I placed them together for one reason and one reason only, they were the backups backup. There was no chance these guys would get on the floor except for super garbage minutes. This was after all the "WALLACE!" chants. But I do recall Jabari Smith being called to make to foul shots because the person who was fouled (whose name escapes me at the moment) was too hurt to shoot his free throws. So Jabari takes off his warm up attire, tucks in his shirt. And with his terrible free throw percentage, SINKS BOTH OF THEM.
Keon Clark-Honestly, Clark is on here for his two game winners in his short tenure with the team. A real energy guy from Toronto. I was sad when he and the team parted ways.
Mateen Cleaves/Derrick Martin/Tony Delk/ Brent Price-Either Bibby/Jackson or Williams/Jackson, these guys weren't going to see any playing time. Although props to Tony Delk, I recall there was a game toward the end of the season where we were down big like 30 points. And after Adelman conceded, he put Delk into the game and he brought us back into that game. That game literally allowed him to play a couple more years as a legit backup instead of a benchwarmer.
Rodney Buford-He's on this list because I had to actually double check that he was on the team.
Anthony Peeler-Great shooter but I'm not gonna lie, I really only remember that shot he gave KG when he thought he could punk Peeler.
Jim Jackson-Another guy that proved he still had something left during his time with the Kings. He was a solid bench player with that corner three ball.
Anyone I missed? Who were your favorites?
PS- Enough trade talks please. We got into this mess because we made rash decisions to win now.