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‘Kings of our heart’: Trail Blazers show love to Sacramento – and the rest of the NBA

Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (8) drives to the basket against the Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) at Golden 1 Center in on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.
Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (8) drives to the basket against the Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) at Golden 1 Center in on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. hamezcua@sacbee.com

The Kings fell to the Western Conference-leading Houston Rockets on Wednesday, and rookie De’Aaron Fox took a fall during the loss that required stitches above his eye.

If that sounds like a rough Valentine’s Day, maybe there’s some consolation: One NBA team showed Sacramento plenty of love.

The Portland Trail Blazers sent custom Valentines via Twitter to all 29 other NBA teams Wednesday. Their message to the Kings conveyed affection of royal proportions.

The Kings responded with a poem and a simple request of Portland:

Less than a week ago, Damian Lillard dropped 50 points on the Kings – in three quarters – and gave 19-year-old point guard Fox some praise and credit after the game.

Dame, however, did not “chill” on Valentine’s Day. A few hours after the Trail Blazers’ social-media lovefest, Lillard scored a team-high 44 points to lead Portland past the Golden State Warriors.

As for the Kings, they’ll face the Trail Blazers again Feb. 27 in Portland. Time will tell whether Lillard takes the poem to heart.

Kings Twitter also celebrated Wednesday’s holiday with highlight clips containing a hidden message.

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