After a stunning victory over the Dallas Mavericks, the Sacramento Kings have clinched a spot in the NBA Finals. While it seems interesting that a team with a 6-13 record would be a part of such a movement, those who saw the game last night are all in agreement that it is the only fair thing to do.
"It was clear to us that it is not fair for the rest of the league to allow the new look Kings play against the rest of the league. You don't see Duke playing against community colleges" Commissioner David Stern said of the move.
"I think it's only fair." Coach Greg Popovich of the defending Western Conference Champion San Antonio Spurs said, "Normally I would not stand for such a thing, but after that alley oop Ben McLemore threw to Derrick Williams, I realized it simply was not fair that any other team be put in the finals. I mean, that was without Rudy Gay."
The Kings will still play the rest of the year, but it will be in more of a Harlem Globetrotter style tour, rather than an NBA season. The opponent will always go by the name of the "Washington Generals" when the games are played. The other 29 teams in the league will play out the rest of the year as one playoff bracket, with the winner winning the opportunity to lose to the Kings in the NBA Finals.
"It worked for us in 2002 when we declared the Lakers champions in November, so we thought we would return the favor to the Kings now." the Commisioner stated.
A championship parade will be held on June 15 when the Kings clinch the championship in 4 games.
Travis Outlaw has reportedly already been named MVP of the Finals.