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The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time 

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A list of the best Sacramento Kings of all time. The Sacramento Kings have moved cities more than any other team in NBA history. Joining the NBA in 1949 as the Rochester Royals, the team experienced success. The Royals won its only championship, defeating the New York Knicks in 1951. These early Rochester teams featured nine future Pro Basketball Hall of Famers like Arnie Risen, Maurice Stokes and Jack Twyman. In 1957, the team left Rochester for Cincinnati.

In Cincinnati, Oscar Robertson established himself as one of the best players in basketball history. The team was a constant contender with Robertson averaging a triple double in some season and winning the MVP Award and was a nine-time All Star. But management broke up those great teams and the best players in team history ended up being traded away, as was Robertson.

After moving to Kansas City and changing its name to the Kings, the team moved to Sacramento in 1985. It took the Kings a while, but at the end of the 1990s, the Kings finally had its most prosperous period since its early days. Franchise icons like Chris Webber, Mike Bibby, Peja Stojakovic and Vlade Divac carried Sacramento as far as Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals in 2002. The Kings lost to the Lakers in that controversial series, but the players on that team remain some of the most beloved in Kings history.

This is a list of the best Sacramento Kings of all time. If you see someone who should be on this list and isn't, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think should be considered the best player in Royals/Kings history.
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Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Power forward and Center from Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Age: 46

Teams: Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, Detroit Pistons

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Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Point guard and Shooting guard from Charlotte, Tennessee, United States of America

Age: 81

Teams: Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks

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#551 of 2,166 The Best Athletes Of All Time #39 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #6 of 178 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

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Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Small forward from Požega, Croatia

Age: 42

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Pelicans

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Mitch Richmond is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Shooting guard from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America

Age: 54

Teams: Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors

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Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
bigulcards added Point guard from Belle, West Virginia

Age: 44

Teams: Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat

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DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Center from Mobile, Alabama, United States of America

Age: 29

Number: 15

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

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Mike Bibby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Point guard from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States of America

Age: 41

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Vancouver Grizzlies

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Point guard from New York City, New York

Age: 71

Teams: Kansas City Kings, New York Nets, Cincinnati Royals, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks

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#230 of 2,166 The Best Athletes Of All Time #18 of 133 The Best Boston Celtics of All Time #653 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time

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Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Center from Prijepolje, Serbia

Age: 51

Teams: Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers

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Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Power forward and Center from Middletown, Ohio

Age: 79

Teams: Cincinnati Royals, New York Knicks, San Francisco Warriors

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Doug Christie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Shooting guard from Seattle, Washington

Age: 49

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors, + more

12
Kevin Martin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Shooting guard and Small forward from Zanesville, Ohio

Age: 36

Number: 23

Teams: Sacramento Kings

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johnny-hernandez added Point guard from Salisbury, North Carolina

Age: 46

Teams: Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, Minnesota Timberwolves, + more

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Spud Webb is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
wiabux added Point guard from Dallas, Texas

Age: 56

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic, Minnesota Timberwolves

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Rudy Gay is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
surag added Small forward from Baltimore, Maryland

Age: 33

Number: 22

Teams: San Antonio Spurs

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Reggie Theus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time

Age: 62

Teams: Kansas City Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Brooklyn Nets, Orlando Magic, + more

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Brad Miller is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Center from Kendallville, Wayne Township, Indiana

Age: 43

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls

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Tyreke Evans is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Shooting guard and Small forward from Chester, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Age: 30

Number: 13

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Buddy Hield is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
GuyGamer217 added Guard from Freeport, Bahamas

Number: 24

Teams: Sacramento Kings

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Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Marc Moses Navales added Point guard from Tacoma, Washington

Age: 30

Number: 22

Teams: Washington Wizards

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Wayman Tisdale is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Power forward and Center from Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

Age: Dec. at 45 (1964-2009)

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings

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Otis Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
wiabux added Power forward and Center from Boynton Beach, Florida

Age: 57

Teams: Washington Wizards, Kansas City Kings, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, + more

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Jack Twyman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Shooting guard and Small forward from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Age: Dec. at 78 (1934-2012)

Teams: Cincinnati Royals, Rochester Royals

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Hedo Türkoğlu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
CMCSS03 added Small forward and Power forward from Gaziosmanpaşa, Turkey

Age: 40

Number: 15

Teams: Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic

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