The Sacramento Kings were one of the biggest stories of the 2022-23 NBA season.
After 16 years without reaching the playoffs, they returned to the big stage and did it in a big way.
Mike Brown led them to a top-3 finish in the Western Conference, earning Coach of the Year honors.
The Kings are now on the verge of playing their first second-round series since 2004, and some believe they can go even further.
NBA legend Charles Barkley recently made a big prediction about the Kings, claiming they are going to the conference finals.
"The @SacramentoKings are going to the conference finals."
Chuckster is all in on the Beam Team 🔦🟣 pic.twitter.com/sXHzrL94Qv
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 30, 2023
This won’t be easy considering that they’d face the Los Angeles Lakers if they beat the Golden State Warriors in Game 7.
However, Barkley thinks the Kings are strong enough to make a deep playoff run.
Unfortunately for Kings fans, his predictions can sometimes be wrong and this could be the case again.
A Western Conference Finals appearance would be a big accomplishment for the franchise.
After their impressive performance in Game 6, they appear to be playing with a lot of confidence.
Going against the defending champions in a Game 7 isn’t easy, but this team is showing a lot of heart and passion.
The odds are against the Kings right now, but according to Barkley, they have a chance to make a lot of noise.NEXT: Skip Bayless Points Out Reason Why Warriors Won Game 5