What was the most embarrassing moment in the Kings' 28 years in Sacramento?

Leading Off: Some Kings memories have been regrettable

Published: Monday, Apr. 15, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 1C
Last Modified: Monday, Apr. 15, 2013 - 7:14 am

The Kings have had many memorable moments in 28 years in Sacramento.

There also have been a few forgettable and regrettable off-the-court episodes.

Here's a look at a few of them:

• Louisville center "Never Nervous" Pervis Ellison looked like someone sentenced to life in prison when the Kings selected him No. 1 overall in the 1989 draft. An injury forced him to miss 48 of 82 games as a rookie. Veteran teammate Danny Ainge changed Ellison's nickname to "Out of Service Pervis."

• Scandalous photos of the Kings Dancers circulated on the Internet in February 2008. In some photos, dancers in team uniforms were drinking. Other photos showed what color underwear they were wearing before a night on the town.

• After his first exhibition home game in 2006, coach Eric Musselman was arrested for driving under the influence. He was fired shortly after the Kings failed to reach the playoffs for the first time in eight seasons.

• Just months after his $40 million "state of the art" Arco Arena II opened in 1989, team owner Gregg Lukenbill walked on a narrow beam 87 feet above the the court to help plug a leaky roof that stopped play against the 76ers. Perhaps it was a sign of many stormy seasons to come.

What to watch

NBA, Kings at Oklahoma City, 5 p.m., CSNCA: All that's left for the Kings is to play a spoiler's role.

What to do

Baseball, Houston at A's, 7:05 p.m., O.co Coliseum: The A's Tommy Milone goes for his third straight win to open the season.

Today's poll

What was the most embarrassing moment in the Kings' 28 years in Sacramento?

• Drafting Pervis Ellison

• Kings Dancers photos

• Eric Musselman's DUI

• Leaky roof

• Other

Vote above or leave your comments in the comments field; or go to www.sacbee.com/sports

Weekend results

Who is the Kings' biggest lottery-pick bust?

• Joe Kleine: 15%

• Pervis Ellison: 53%

• Bobby Hurley: 13%

• Spencer Hawes: 9%

• Thomas Robinson: 10%

Total votes: 468

Call The Bee's Victor Contreras, (916) 326-5527. Follow him on Twitter @SacBeeVictor.

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