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The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time

Updated June 3, 2019 30.1k votes 4.4k voters 47.6k views88 items

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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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  • Dražen Petrović1
    1,983
    109

    Dražen Petrović

    Shooting guard

    AgeDec. at 29 (1964-1993)

    BirthplaceŠibenik, Croatia

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets

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    #4 of 232 The Best White Players in NBA History#5 of 130 The Best European NBA Players of All Time

  • Mike Bibby2
    454
    791

    Mike Bibby

    Point guard

    Age41

    BirthplaceCherry Hill, New Jersey, USA

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Vancouver Grizzlies

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    #11 of 86 The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time#57 of 150 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

  • Bobby Jackson3
    164
    294

    Bobby Jackson

    Point guard

    Age46

    BirthplaceSalisbury, North Carolina

    TeamsSacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Jason Thompson4
    27
    58

    Jason Thompson

    Power forward, Center

    Age33

    BirthplaceMount Laurel Township, New Jersey

    Number34

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    #15 of 33 Former NBA Players Currently Playing In China, Ranked#22 of 142 The Best NBA Players From New Jersey

  • Jason Williams5
    524
    910

    Jason Williams

    Point guard

    Age44

    BirthplaceBelle, West Virginia

    TeamsSacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat

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    #38 of 56 People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame#53 of 77 US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

  • Otis Thorpe6
    110
    200

    Otis Thorpe

    Power forward, Center

    Age58

    BirthplaceBoynton Beach, Florida

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Kansas City Kings, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

  • Mitch Richmond7
    558
    969

    Mitch Richmond

    Shooting guard

    Age54

    BirthplaceFort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors

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    #13 of 32 The Best NBA Shooting Guards of the 90s#7 of 26 The Best NBA Shooting Guards of the 80s

  • Vince Carter8
    140
    245

    Vince Carter

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age43

    BirthplaceDaytona Beach, Florida, United States of America

    Number25

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks

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    #393 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time#3 of 51 The Greatest UNC Tar Heels Basketball Players of All Time

  • De'Aaron Fox9
    66
    67

    De'Aaron Fox

    Point guard

    TeamsSacramento Kings

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    #13 of 102 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today#8 of 76 The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA

  • Eddie Johnson10
    33
    69

    Eddie Johnson

    Small forward

    Age60

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Indiana Pacers, Kansas City Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings

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    #48 of 66 The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked#110 of 120 The Fastest NBA Players of All Time

  • Pervis Ellison11
    12
    29

    Pervis Ellison

    Power forward, Center

    Age52

    BirthplaceSavannah, Georgia

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics

  • Zach Randolph12
    60
    115

    Zach Randolph

    Power forward, Center

    Age39

    BirthplaceMarion, Indiana, United States of America

    Number50

    TeamsSacramento Kings

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    #38 of 54 The Most Hated Active NBA Players#308 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes

  • Ben McLemore13
    41
    72

    Ben McLemore

    Shooting guard

    Age27

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, USA

    Number23

    TeamsHouston Rockets

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    #27 of 49 The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time#97 of 97 The Best Current NBA Dunkers

  • Rajon Rondo14
    100
    183

    Rajon Rondo

    Point guard

    Age34

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, United States of America

    Number9

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

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    #88 of 256 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#22 of 133 The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

  • Marcus Thornton15
    24
    50

    Marcus Thornton

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age32

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Number23

  • Corliss Williamson16
    50
    98

    Corliss Williamson

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age46

    BirthplaceRussellville, Arkansas, United States of America

    TeamsSacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors, Detroit Pistons

  • Rodney McCray17
    13
    34

    Rodney McCray

    Small forward

    Age58

    BirthplaceMount Vernon, New York

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls

  • Jimmer Fredette18
    58
    111

    Jimmer Fredette

    Point guard

    Age30

    BirthplaceGlens Falls, New York

    Number7

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    #6 of 107 College & Professional Athletes Who Were Raised Mormon#163 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

  • Duane Causwell19
    13
    32

    Age51

    BirthplaceQueens Village, New York City, New York

    TeamsSacramento Kings, Miami Heat

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    #79 of 347 The Best NBA Players from New York#21 of 57 The Greatest Temple Basketball Players of All Time

  • Hedo Türkoğlu20
    139
    249

    Hedo Türkoğlu

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age41

    BirthplaceGaziosmanpaşa, Turkey

    Number15

    TeamsSacramento Kings, Orlando Magic

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    #35 of 107 The Best Foreign NBA Players of All Time#52 of 135 The Best Small Forwards of All Time

  • Oscar Robertson21
    801
    1,386

    Oscar Robertson

    Point guard

    Age82

    BirthplaceCharlotte, Tennessee, United States of America

    TeamsCincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks

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    #560 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time#7 of 55 The Best No. 1 Overall NBA Draft Picks of All Time, Ranked

  • Adrian Smith22
    11
    30

    Adrian Smith

    Point guard

    Age83

    BirthplaceFarmington, Kentucky

    TeamsCincinnati Royals, San Francisco Warriors

  • Nate Williams23
    16
    40

    Nate Williams

    Shooting Guard, Small Forward

    Age69

    BirthplaceUnited States of America

    TeamsKansas City Kings, Cincinnati Royals, New Orleans Jazz, Golden State Warriors

  • Marvin Bagley III24
    65
    123

    Marvin Bagley III

    Power forward

    Number35

    TeamsSacramento Kings

  • Chris Webber25
    804
    1,392

    Chris Webber

    Power forward, Center

    Age46

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, Detroit Pistons

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    #2 of 46 The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time#28 of 78 The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time