It’s not easy watching your favorite NBA team come up short again and again.
But for fans of the Sacramento Kings, it’s not just hard – it’s commonplace.
The Kings will miss the playoffs for the 16th consecutive season, a new NBA record.
Kings fans deserve better. pic.twitter.com/Yf3MKtAWFQ
— StatMuse (@statmuse) April 4, 2022
It’s official: the Kings will miss the playoffs for the 16th consecutive season.
That’s a brand new NBA record – and a stunning one too.
Will things soon change for the Kings or will they be breaking this record once again next season?
Everything (But The Kings) Has Changed
The last time they made the playoffs was in the 2005-06 season.
This was right before the first Pirates of the Caribbean film was introduced.
It was a few years before the first iPhone and iPad.
In fact, many of the guys playing for the Kings now were just toddlers the last time their team was in the playoffs.
What makes matters even worse is the fact that Sacramento hasn’t come particularly close to the playoffs since then.
In fact, they haven’t won 40 games in any season since the 2005-06 season.
And they have only had more than 35 victories twice since then.
So will anything change soon or are the Kings doomed to remain at the bottom of the standings forever?
They made a big move this season when they traded for Domantas Sabonis.
Fans were unhappy with the move because they lost Tyrese Haliburton, who unsurprisingly produced some incredible games for the Pacers since moving to Indiana.
And while Sabonis has been solid for the Kings, bringing him in isn’t enough.
Something major will have to happen to the Kings soon or else they will be starting their 17th long summer break right around this time next year.