“Internet. Prepare to break.”
Two guys who were far from friendly to one another during their NBA careers appear to have buried the hatchet and become friends.
Scot Pollard and the Kings battled with Robert Horry’s Los Angeles Lakers in what became arguably the most controversial series in NBA Playoff history.
Pollard, along with many of his teammates and others around Sacramento, came to the belief that the 2002 Western Conference Finals were refereed unfairly against the Kings.
After the Kings took a three-games-to-two lead in the series, the Lakers came back and won the last two games to advance to the NBA Finals.
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The two were at an “NBA 2K20” event together. You’ll be able to play as Pollard and the rest of that 2001-02 Kings team in the new game, which was released Friday.
Based on the replies to Pollard's tweet, it appears that the wound has not healed for Kings fans. Given the evidence, I can't say I blame them.
It’s going down in Orlando … in a bubble.
The Kings have arrived at the NBA restart at Walt Disney World in Florida, and it’s truly a bubble by the looks of it.
Center Richaun Holmes was asking Twitter for suggestions on what to binge-watch while he waits for games to begin. After all, they’ll be there for quite a while -- at least five weeks.
Guard Yogi Ferrell was bringing his followers into his workouts from his balcony on Instagram Live:
Bogdan Bogdanovic showed off some of the scenery that the players get to take in:
The main NBA Twitter account noticed their arrival as well:
The #BubbleLife is beginning to take shape and the Kings have received their practice schedule and will start on Friday afternoon at the Coronado Fiesta. That will be the first time the team will be able to meet up as a group.
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For now, they’re able to participate in weight training, begin teammate meetings and have individual workouts.
The Kings’ first scheduled scrimmage is against the Miami Heat on July 22.
Practice? Are we talking about practice?
The Sacramento Kings left behind their shutdown practice facility on Wednesday morning. They headed out on a non-stop flight to the Orlando bubble where they’ll spend the next five weeks at a minimum.
They’ll head straight to their assigned rooms in The Yacht Club resort on the Disney World campus where they’ll initially be quarantined before jumping onto the practice court.
On Wednesday morning, the NBA released the practice schedule for the first few days of the bubble. The Kings will have their first practice session Friday evening at the Coronado Fiesta from 2-5 p.m. PT.
That's the first time the Kings are allowed to meet as an entire group. They are cleared to practice, hit the weight training and begin team meetings. Individual workouts are also available during this time.
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Sacramento returns to the practice court on Saturday from 3-6 p.m. PT on Coronado 2. It’s a quick 11-day build-up before the team has its first scrimmage on July 22 against the Miami Heat.
Barring a major setback, the Kings won’t have long before they are playing real games. They open their schedule on July 31 against the San Antonio Spurs and they’ll play at least every other day until the conclusion of their eight-game schedule on August 13.