I love playing the Thunder. I'm not talking about our ability to beat them (When someone tells you the only reason the Kings lost last night was because K-Mart wasn't playing in the 4th, remind them that Durant didn't play at all). That's not it at all. I like watching the Thunder because it allows us to look into the future. The Thunder are everything we want the Kings to be (besides the whole moving thing) and hopefully not more.
Think about it. Both teams are terrible. We get that. But when we think of the Kings, we think despair. Yeah, yeah, yeah...JT is a good prospect (why people think he is untouchable, while my boy Spencer is chopped liver is another story), but beyond that, all we have are dreams.
Seriously, whenever I read Kings articles and discussions, they are filled with HUGE question marks. Right now, the Kings are a bunch of temporary players who have no future with the team, except maybe 5 players (which is pathetic). And that's generous.
All we can talk about is the hope of bringing over a star free agent. But what I'm about to say, as someone who doesn't live in Sacremento, is important for Sacramento residents to read because after reading some comments by certain Kings fans, I just don't think they get it. No NBA player would want to live in Sacramento over almost every other NBA city.
I know the truth. Sacramento is a great town, great place to raise a family. Too bad NBA players are a-holes who only wanna get laid. Bring on NYC! Hello Miami!
But somehow the Thunder (while living in a worse city) have figured it out. Yeah, they got lucky. They have a certain guy named Kevin Durant who, in his 2nd year (sorry Spencer, I love ya, but your numbers don't come close to matching), is averaging 26 points/game.
Because of Durant and the "young nucleus" the Thunder possess, they are the new Blazers. And look where the Blazers are!
So that's what the Kings are hoping for. In three years, if we are lucky (get the 1st pick, hope Blake Griffin is all he is cut out to be), we might just be next year's Thunder, who were 2 years ago's Blazers.
A boy can dream.
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