If you're going to make NBA history and fly to India for preseason games, you do it in style. The Kings did just that by boarding Drake's -- yes, that Drake -- private $220 million jet across the country to lose twice to the Pacers.
“We played FIFA, Madden, 2K, started playing Assassins Creed a little bit, it was cool,” Fox told The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears. “It’s like being in your living room, but you on a flight, that’s how accommodating it was. We played music and stuff, but you can’t play music for 20 straight hours.”
The Kings rising star point guard believes the Kings using "Air Drake" for their trip to India can benefit them in the future, too. Sacramento is a small market and doesn't always attract the biggest names in free agency. Could Aubrey Graham's plane help?
Fox sure thinks so.
“For sure,” Fox told The Athletic's Sam Amick. “Knowing your owners and GMs actually care about how the players travel is definitely something big, and I think that a lot of guys will take that into consideration. The fact that Vivek spent that type of money to get us here, for three flights, I feel, will definitely change the perspective (of the organization) for a lot of people.
“It just shows that the guys higher up definitely care about the players. They care about the players’ bodies, and the way that we travel, because not every boss is thinking that way.”
The Kings have a budding roster full of young players that can blossom into top talent. Along with Fox, Sacramento already has a solid core with shooting guard Buddy Hield (26), wing Bogdan Bogdanovic (27) and big men Marvin Bagley III (20) and Harry Giles (21).
This past offseason, the Kings signed forward Harrison Barnes (27) to a four-year, $85 million contract. If their youth matures and the Kings compete for a playoff spot this season, more big-name free agents should be on their way to Sacramento.
Teaming up with Drake shouldn't hurt, too.