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Anything happen in Kings land on Thursday? What's that? The city's sold out of pitchforks and torches? We're burning the New Jersey replay center to the ground? Oh ok. Typical Thursday then.  Here's your Kings Links.

On this day in history: Nov. 14th, 1922 - The British Broadcasting Service (BBC) begins radio service in the United Kingdom.

Uproxx Sports: The Grizzlies Game-Winning Buzzer Beater Should Not Have Counted And Here's Why
Some compelling evidence in Sacramento's favor here, but I still don't think that there's anything definitive enough for the NBA to overturn the outcome.

KCRA: Pete D'Alessandro discusses appeal
KCRA's Lisa Gonzales interviews Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro regarding the Kings and the appeal process for the outcome of the Memphis game.

CSNBayArea: Rewind: 'Déjà vu' loss reveals two trends Kings must stop
Bill Herenda wisely points out two of Sacramento's biggest problems in their last two collapses: the lack of defense and the fact that the team falls apart with Cousins off the floor.

Cowbell Kingdom: Jason Thompson Struggles To Find An Offensive Role
While Jason Thompson has turned it around on defense this year (aside from a huge blown switch on Courtney Lee that may have led to a controversial game winner), Thompson's offense has fallen off a cliff.  James Ham takes a look at what's going on with JT on that end of the court.

SportsIllustrated: The Fundamentals: The brilliant dawn of DeMarcus Cousins
Rob Mahoney with a great feature on DeMarcus Cousins, who has been the centerpiece behind Sacramento's early success.

Bleacher Report: Meet the Real DeMarcus Cousins: Strong-Willed, Maturing, Misunderstood
(BUCHER WARNING) As much as I hate linking to anything written by Ric Bucher, this piece is well worth reading.  In fact, DeMarcus Cousins' opinion about Charles Barkley perfectly sums up my feelings towards Ric Bucher!

Ridiculous Upside: 2014-15 Season NBA D-League Team Preview: Reno Bighorns
Chris Reichert takes a good long look at those crazy Bighorns with their weird ideas and supercharged offense.

SportsIllustrated: Love, Loss and Survival
On a very somber note, Sacramento native Ryan Anderson talks to Chris Ballard at length about what he went through this past year in dealing with the suicide of his longtime girlfriend Gia Allemand.  It's a long, emotional read but an important one.  It's a reminder that after all, this is just a game.