Kings Blog and Q&A

News, observations and reader questions about the Sacramento Kings and the NBA.

February 18, 2008
Bibby back on Wednesday

BLOG UPDATE: Contrary to what was written below, the four new Kings may play Tuesday at Portland. It's a possibility at this point, but I should know more after tonight's practice. Because players are still returning from the All-Star break, the team is holding an evening practice before leaving for Portland.


If this writing thing just doesn't work out, I think I may have a future in promotions.
And who knows, maybe I'll just sell out and get hired on with the Kings to raise their 25th ranked attendance. OK, here goes...

"Come out to Arco Arena on Wednesday night, where the one and only Mike Bibby will play with the Atlanta Hawks at Arco Arena! There are only 12,000-plus tickets sold already. And the crazy part is that we (remember, this is the Kings talking) have only sold some 300 additional tickets since the trade went down on Saturday. So please, come welcome the four new Kings and show some gratitude to one of your favorite old Kings out at the old gas tank. To get tickets, the local paper was even nice enough to include a link on the right side of this page to our web site, and they have also recommended a number of other interesting basketball-related web sites you should check out."

Whoops - got a plug within a plug there.
If it wasn't so darn unethical, I'd half expect a check from the Kings for that kind of promo. Nonetheless, it is nothing short of absurd that the schedule fell in this way. And considering the Kings didn't promote the first regular season return of Peja Stojakovic recently, I figured I'd aid their cause.
What's more, it's looking like that will be the debut of Shelden Williams, Tyronn Lue, Anthony Johnson and Lorenzen Wright as well, as they aren't expected to be cleared of physicals and ready to play in Tuesday night's game at Portland. - Sam Amick

About Comments

Reader comments on are the opinions of the writer, not The Sacramento Bee. If you see an objectionable comment, click the "report abuse" button below it. We will delete comments containing inappropriate links, obscenities, hate speech, and personal attacks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. See more about comments here.

What You Should Know About Comments on is happy to provide a forum for reader interaction, discussion, feedback and reaction to our stories. However, we reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments or ban users who can't play nice. (See our full terms of service here.)

Here are some rules of the road:

• Keep your comments civil. Don't insult one another or the subjects of our articles. If you think a comment violates our guidelines click the "report abuse" button to notify the moderators. Responding to the comment will only encourage bad behavior.

• Don't use profanities, vulgarities or hate speech. This is a general interest news site. Sometimes, there are children present. Don't say anything in a way you wouldn't want your own child to hear.

• Do not attack other users; focus your comments on issues, not individuals.

• Stay on topic. Only post comments relevant to the article at hand. If you want to discuss an issue with a specific user, click on his profile name and send him a direct message.

• Do not copy and paste outside material into the comment box.

• Don't repeat the same comment over and over. We heard you the first time.

• Do not use the commenting system for advertising. That's spam and it isn't allowed.

• Don't use all capital letters. That's akin to yelling and not appreciated by the audience.

You should also know that The Sacramento Bee does not screen comments before they are posted. You are more likely to see inappropriate comments before our staff does, so we ask that you click the "report abuse" button to submit those comments for moderator review. You also may notify us via email at Note the headline on which the comment is made and tell us the profile name of the user who made the comment. Remember, comment moderation is subjective. You may find some material objectionable that we won't and vice versa.

If you submit a comment, the user name of your account will appear along with it. Users cannot remove their own comments once they have submitted them, but you may ask our staff to retract one of your comments by sending an email to Again, make sure you note the headline on which the comment is made and tell us your profile name.

hide comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Kings Bloggers

Tag Cloud

[an error occurred while processing this directive]


May 2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  

Monthly Archives