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All Time Roster By The Numbers, Part V

OK, wrapping it up.  If a number isn't listed it has not been retired, nor has it been worn in the Sacramento era.

45 - The Law Firm Of Leckner, Breuer, Scheffler & Gray These guys combined to average 2 pts. (on 34% field, 51% line, no threes), 2 boards and less than an assist, steal and block in a sum total of 65 games. I can't recall any of these guys doing anything particularly redeeming in any of their appearnaces, so they share this prestigious award.

50 - Eddie House My dad used to say "Son, always strive to be the best you can be, or hang out with a group of people that make you look better by comparison." Maybe that's what Fast Eddie was thinking when he chose a big man's number previously worn by Ralph Sampson, Rich Kelley and Ben Gillery. House is not a bad role player in today's NBA, and he did hit shots when he played. He just didn't play that much.

51 - Lawrence Funderburke If I remember correctly, Funderburke wore #51 to represent where he was selected in the draft. He was a very good college player but balky knees dropped his value. In fact, the Kings selected him after they chose both Brian Grant and Michael Smith, and Fundy spent his first couple of years playing in Europe (Greece, I think). He wound up playing six seasons with the Kings, and played reasonably well whenever he got the call.

52 - Brad Miller Remember the first couple of years that Brad was here? He actually seemed to be a near value at over $10 million a year, averaging more points, rebounds and assists than Divac in his prime. What the hell happened?

53 - Mark Olberding This may have been the toughest hombre to ever play for the Kings. I always thought that he looked like pro wrestling's Paul "Mr. Wonderful" Orndorf, and I never saw the two of them together, so who knows? The Dinger would mix it up with anyone, and he was always a crowd favorite as he played with his heart on his sleeve (or maybe that was someone else's heart - you never knew with Olberding).

54 - Mike Peplowski Ed Pinckney was better during his two years here. Heck, Brad Lohaus and Brian Skinner were better. But Mike Peplowski had the greatest assist in Sacramento Kings history when he pulled Bobby Hurley out of that water filled ditch in the winter of 1993. Hurley would be dead today if not for Peplowski. I also salute the fans at the games that year, who always gave Peplowski a very warm ovation whenever he entered the game.

55 - Jason Williams I never liked the whole "White Chocolate" thing, but I loved everything else about J-Will. He was young, impetuous, and the most thrilling thing to ever hit the ARCO floor. He'd drive you nuts with those pull up 3's, and then have you staring at the jumbo tron for a replay after going behind his back and bouncing a pass off his elbow to a streaking teammate. He was like your little brother, even if he was older than you. He ushered in the golden age for the Kings. What a ride.

93 - Ron Artest God, did he have this town in the palm of his hands coming out of the San Antonio series or what? Watch out for us next year, we all thought. We're going to play defense, bust your ass and win games with hard nosed play. Oops.

Well, that's it. Started with OP, finished with Artest (soak in the symmetry on that one for a minute). Here's hoping that guys like Spencer Hawes, Justin Williams, Quincy Douby and others force us to amend the list in the very near future.