There are no words capable of describing just how truly pathetic the Bulls 121-79 loss to the Sacramento Kings was Wednesday night. All I can say for sure is that the only thing uglier than the Kings‘ two toned, racing striped jerseys was the Bulls hideous performance, a new low in the Thibodeau era.
Going into Wednesday’s season opener against the Sacramento Kings, there was a lot of uncertainty clouding the Chicago Bulls‘ short term and long term outlook. With Derrick Rose out and a new untested bench mob in place, it is still unclear who will pick up the scoring each night they take the floor. To make matters worse, Taj Gibson’s future as a Bull was in jeopardy as no agreement had been reached on a contract extension with an 11 o’clock deadline looming shortly after the game. At least one of these issues would be resolved by the end the night.
I think MJ will take MKG under his wing and try to develop him into a star. Has the attributes to defend, rebound and attack the basket, however he has an unusual shooting stroke. With the help of MJ, this can be corrected at the age of 18, as he has plenty of time to develop. May reach for Beal for greater offensive power or a big man in Robinson.
I know that’s kind of a cold thing to say, but, please remember that the Kings really are pathetic. There was a time when they should have made it to the NBA Finals over the Lakers, and they were good enough to draw the ire of Shaq (the “Queens” thing,) but, they’ve been pitiful for many years since then. Plus, it’s not like Sacramento is an international city or anything.
One more game left on the schedule… and once again, not a year to remember for our Sacramento Kings. Losing hurts… it really does. And on top of that, the Kings might leave town… They say loyalty is everything; passion is everything, thriving is everything. Well, I’m pretty sure you will never see a team with loyal fans like Sacramento, with the passion that we have, and how we thrive for every game, win or lose.
The last meeting between the Kings and Clippers was dubbed the “Throw down Showdown” which should have highlighted the dunking prowess of Blake Griffin against DeMarcus Cousins and Donte Greene. This really didn’t live up to the intended hype. Instead, the “Throw down Showdown” was more fitting as a wrestling match than a basketball game. Price of entry, at least for Cousins, $25,000.
Cousins was fined on April 6 by the NBA for his public criticism of the officials after Thursday night’s loss to the Clippers. He had this to say about Blake Griffin and the officials:
The newest Sacramento King was signed to a 10-day contract on March 20th. This had a lot of people familiar with Williams raising their eyebrows.
It is no secret that Williams has garnered a reputation for himself and it is not a good one. The second year guard-forward out of Louisville has been known to be difficult to work with, with a major attitude problem. As of now, I do not see it.