The Sacramento Kings want to let it be known that they’re for real this time.
They have silenced their doubters and proved their critics wrong night in and night out, showing that their early-season success wasn’t a fluke and that they’re going to make the playoffs once and for all.
Mike Brown has done an outstanding job of bringing the best out of his players.
Moreover, it’s evident that this team’s chemistry and passion go way beyond the basketball court; they actually care for each other, and they’re willing to go to war for their teammates.
That became evident when Brown was asked about Trey Lyles’ physical altercation with Brook Lopez at the end of their home loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, as the coach simply stated that the team wouldn’t back down to anybody.
Mike Brown after Trey Lyles & Brook Lopez got into it at the end of the game:
"I don't know what happened, but we ain't taking no sh** from nobody."
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) March 14, 2023
For years, the Kings have been a bit of a laughingstock for the rest of the league, and no one seemed to take them seriously.
Injuries, poor roster-building, questionable decision-making, a revolving door at the coaching position, and even some tough luck often stood in their way of success.
But this Kings team wants to show that they’re no pushovers and they won’t be intimidated by any contender, even if they lack the playoff experience that most of their rivals have.
Mike Brown’s Kings aren’t just looking to make the playoffs; they want to win and make a deep postseason run to prove that they are here to stay and ready to compete at the highest level.NEXT: Everyone Is Saying The Same Thing About Mike Brown