Happy New Year’s Eve everybody! Yes, even you, 1951.
As we prepare to flip the calendars and begin a new year, it’s worth reflecting on how far the Sacramento Kings have come. A year ago today the Kings had a record of 12-24 and played at the league’s slowest pace. The team was led by Zach Randolph and George Hill. The Kings were bad. Today the Kings are at 19-17 (above .500!) and are led by a core of De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, and Bogdan Bogdanovic. Marvin Bagley III will return from injury sooner rather than later, and the team plays at one of the fastest paces in the league.
It’s a great time to be a Kings fan, and we haven’t been able to say that in many years. Who knows what 2019 will bring, but the new year is about optimism and hope that things can be better than they were before.
On a serious note, we hope everyone will be safe tonight. Don’t drink and drive. In major cities most cab companies offer free rides. There are companies like Uber and Lyft. You can use a designated driver. Just please be safe. It’s not worth the risk. We want all of you to be around to enjoy the Kings future with us.
Happy New Year!