If you are an avid Kings fan such as me, you may notice that there is a general lack of media coverage and respect in regards to our Sacramento squad. Maybe it’s because I am a fan, but it feels like Espn “the World Wide Leader in Sports” hardly even recognizes that the Kings exist unless we are playing the Lakers, who Espn dedicates about 50 percent of all of their NBA coverage to.
We have the reigning rookie of the year who put up Godly numbers last year as we all know at 20-5-5, and yet our superstar and does not get anywhere near the attention that other stars do.
I am sure it has a lot to do with the fact that the Kings were one of the worst teams in the league last year with only 25 wins. Maybe it also has to do in part that Tyreke does not sound off on his own hype, like most stars of his caliber do. And perhaps we are just a small market team and until we move from Sacramento, into a new arena and city we will not command the eyes and ears of the nation…
No! I do not accept that reasoning at all. The Kings deserve more coverage just for the fact that Tyreke Evans is on the squad. I seem to remember a rookie by the name of Kevin Durant playing for a small market Seattle Supersonics team that only won 20 games that season, and he still garnered the attention of the league.
Tyreke put up stronger numbers, did it quietly as Durant did and helped his team improve their record by eight games. So then why does Sacramento and Tyreke barely get mentioned? The answer is that I am not quite sure, but I’ve come up with several ways that Sacramento could reclaim some much needed media coverage and respect this season.