The Sacramento Kings have become one of the best teams in the West and once again have a legitimate shot of reaching the playoffs.
But even though the team has a loyal and robust fanbase, do athletes actually like playing in Sacramento?
Speaking on “Run It Back,” former NBA star Lou Williams said that “nobody’s just going to go” to Sacramento unless they are forced.
"Sacramento is one of the great places to play, great basketball environment…but nobody's just going to go."
Sacramento caught some strays from @TeamLou23 😂😭
— Run It Back (@RunItBackFDTV) November 20, 2023
Williams didn’t get into the specific reasons why NBA free agents wouldn’t elect to move to the city, but he suggested that it wasn’t a hot spot when it comes to culture and opportunities.
He reiterated that the team is great and the fans are wonderful too, but he simply doesn’t believe that people are demanding to live in Sacramento.
It is certainly a smaller market, especially compared to Los Angeles to the south and San Francisco to the west.
Those cities have a lot of choices when it comes to food, events, and living and Sacramento pales in comparison.
However, as Williams and the panel on “Run It Back” mentioned, this a team on the rise and they are laying the groundwork for a very promising future.
They are currently the fourth-best team in the Western Conference with a strong record of 8-4.
They have just won six games in a row, including against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night.
A few years ago, the Kings were one of the biggest laughingstocks in the league but they have transformed because of a few star players and the leadership of head coach Mike Brown.
People can comment all they want about the city of Sacramento but there is no denying just how special the Kings have become.NEXT: The Kings Celebrated Mike Brown’s NBA Milestone With Huge Gift