Basketball 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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1
745 129
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

2
665 143
Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Power forward, Center

3
451 143
Mitch Richmond is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Shooting guard

4
537 217
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time

5
514 180
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Small forward

6
378 112
Mike Bibby is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Point guard

7
386 127
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Point guard

8
347 83
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
bigulcards added Point guard

9
379 141
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Center

10
314 130
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Power forward, Center

11
219 79
Doug Christie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Shooting guard

12
154 111
Rudy Gay is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
surag added Small forward

13
157 69
Kevin Martin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

14
116 87
Otis Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
wiabux added Power forward, Center

15
60 5
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LaSagnaBall added De'Aaron Fox Point guard

16
169 90
Spud Webb is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
wiabux added Point guard

17
92 32
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johnny-hernandez added Point guard

18
120 73
Brad Miller is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Center

19
103 75
Wayman Tisdale is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Power forward, Center

20
133 84
Tyreke Evans is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

21
58 19
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
DSteff23 added Shooting guard, Small forward

22
70 34
Hedo Türkoğlu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
CMCSS03 added Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

23
97 80
Reggie Theus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Guard

24
105 75
Jack Twyman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

25
68 66
Otis Birdsong is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard