Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Ups and Downs Of the Game Last Night

I was at Arco last night to catch the Kings v. Bulls. Last night, the Kings had so many good things happen, but also had lots of bad things happen. All of the good things happened in the first half of the game and after that it all went downhill. For example, Tyreke Evans had 13 points in the first half. He drove to the basket, then passed it outside. So he did a little bit of everything in the first half. He passed, he shot and he rebounded. And everybody else did the same thing as Tyreke in the first half. Everything was clicking.

All of the bad things that happened happened in the second half. For example, Tyreke only scored 4 points in the second half and was not near as consistent. And the rest of the team followed in the same way. The Kings could not consistently run a play and make it work. It was basically a scrappy offense. But it wasn't just their offense. The defense couldn't get the stops consistently.

As a fan, going from the first half to the second half was really hard. We were ahead at the half by over 10 points, and when they came back I asked myself if I was watching the same game. It was a real downer to lose, but to stay positive what they did in the first half obviously worked. If it was their defense choice or if it was their lineup - whatever they did worked. I hope they do it again.

I feel like the biggest problem is that there's no true leader on the floor, like a Kobe or an Alan Iverson or a Paul Pierce. We have leaders like Francisco Garcia and Carl Landry but they don't play them enough to where they can lead the team. You can't lead the team from the bench.

Anyway, that's what I have to say. See you next time. Gooooo Kings!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Kings Have A Chance

If you fallow Kings basketball, then you probably know that they are 4 & 9. Also you might know that they are 2 and 8 in their last 10 games. Yes this is all true and disappointing for all of us to see and read. But this gives us a opportunity to make a big comeback and surprise everyone. As you might have noticed in the rankings that the Lakers are ranked 3rd even though they have the most wins. My theory is that they did that because the Lakers have been at the top for a couple of years now and they have grown tired of them and want someone new. Well, if we go on a big win streak and we're unbeatable for say the next 15 games and the other teams in our division go cold we could steal the division and go into first place. Also we would shoot up in the rankings. Can''t wait to see if my prediction is right.

GO KINGS !!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Jon Brockman Traded?

If you have been reading the sports page lately you'll now that the Kings are expected to trade Jon Brockman to the Bucks for Darnell Jackson and a second round draft pick. In my opinion, I would rather have Jon. Brock gives it his all and plays like there's no tomorrow. For example, I remember last season when I was sitting in Kings Row and Jon Brockman practically landed in my lap trying to get the ball! He's an exciting, strong and daring player, and it's so much fun watching him play.

I understand the Kings perspective -- that they realize they have a ton of forwards and centers, so Brockman's time would have been jeopardized even more, falling off from his average of 12.6 minutes per game.

I guess this means I'll be buying tickets to see the Kings play Milwaukee, so I can still see the Brockness monster in action.

What do you think?

GO KINGS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

As you all know, basketball season is over, but baseball season has just started so I will be writing about my favorite baseball team the S.T. Louis Cardinals. So right now they are 43-35 and they are in second place in their division and they are very close to being in first because they are only a half game back of Cincinnati Reds. the cardinals play again today at 5:15 Pacific time.

Go cardinals!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Who the Kings Should Draft

If you're wondering why I haven't posted for a while, this past year in 4th grade was hard! I had endless reports, book reports, special projects -- all in addition to my regular school work -- that took up all of my free time. (Well, I played a lot of sports, too.) Anyway, now that it's summer, I'll be writing a lot more frequently, so check out my blog!

As you all know, the NBA draft takes place this Thursday. I'm going to be at Arco Arena watching it. In my opinion, the Kings should draft Dennis Clemente for their first pick in the draft. Dennis Clemente went to Kansas State and his basketball coach that he played for there is a very tough coach. He's tough on his players in a good way, working them to their full potential. He's not afraid to tell them what they're doing wrong. So, I think Dennis would come with a tough mindset and ready to play for the Kings.

I read an interview with Dennis after his workout with the Kings. He impressed me with his well spoken answers, especially with how in tune he is with the game. He's a guard who can play the 1 and the 2. I haven't seen him play all that much, just a few times this past season against my team, the Missouri Tigers, and he knows how to score, and if he can't score he knows what to do, just like Tyreke, Beno and Cisco.

He seems like a guy who's been trained to make clutch shots. There are a lot of players to choose from, but I think Dennis is a great and realistic choice.

I know this makes no sense in a basketball post, but since it's baseball season, Goooooo Cardinals!!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tyreke's Amazing Story

If you read the sports section of the paper or you go online to read popular sports sites like and, you will see that Tyreke has won Rookie of the Year! Isn't that so amazing and exciting? I almost jumped when I saw that article and yelled ''Yes!'' And it gets better. He was asked to be on the U.S.A. national team through 2010 to 2012!

If you just read this last paragraph, you know that so many nice things happened to Tyreke this year. And in my opinion, it couldn't have happened to a nicer person. I've read that he is building a house for his mom, which means he really supports his family and is a good guy. He's such a hard worker, too, which is a great role model for kids like me. I also interviewed him at the beginning of the season, and I thought he was a really good guy, very humble even with all of the hype around him.

Another part of being a good athlete is eating healthy. And Tyreke does that really well by eating at Subway. I've read that he likes to eat Subway for lunch. And I use Tyreke's example to get my parents to buy me more $5 footlongs! (Which I'm going to try today.) Tyreke never drinks soda, which is something I'm trying to do but failing at so far. You can tell he takes care of his body because of how fast and strong he is on the court.

Congratulations, Tyreke! It's been really fun watching you this season. I knew you were going to be great from the first game you played. I can't wait to see you play again next season. Gooooo Kings!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Basketball Round-up

Congratulations, Sam!
If you don't know already, Sam Amick the Kings reporter for The Sacramento Bee has left to cover the whole NBA on I will miss reading his stories in the paper every morning, but I can't wait to see his articles on FanHouse. He's the greatest!

The Kings beat the Clippers last night, and Beno hit a career high 17 assists. That really helped the Kings win. My mom's been talking about the "Beno Factor." She thinks the Kings play better when he's on the court. I completely agree with her! Beno's presence on the court gives the Kings something special. He runs the offense so well.

Carl Landry is another player who has been playing great. He scored 24 against the Clippers, and he's consistently scored like that since he was traded to the Kings. He has a killer medium range jumper and drive to the basket. He's been a great addition to the team.

Francisco Garcia has played great since he's been back from his injury. Cisco's been consistently scoring, passing and defending. I especially liked schooled Brandon Jennings last Friday when he defended him. All night, Brandon had to really work for his baskets.

I can't wait to watch the Kings game in a few minutes. I hope you're watching like I am.

Goooooo Kings!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Trade

When I was reading the paper today I read that the Kings are trading Kevin Martin, Sergio Rodriguez, and Hilton Armstrong. We are getting Carl Landry, Joey Dorsey, and Larry Hughes. I am really excited to see the new guys play, but I am also sad because of the guys we lost. I was stunned when I saw today's headline, and I want to take a minute to talk about these guys we lost in the trade.

I didn't know a lot about Hilton Armstrong, but at the most recent Phoenix Sun's game, my sister waved to Hilton who was shooting on the court and he waved back to her. That says a lot about him that he'd take the time to wave to a tiny Kings fan.

As for Sergio, I never met him, but on and off the court, whatever I've read about him he's been a real help to the Kings, and I'm proud he was on our team.

Last but not least, Kevin. I did meet Kevin last fall when I interviewed the Kings at media day. He was really nice to me. He's played great in all of the games he's played this season. I will be so sorry not to see him out there on the court in purple and not being able to go to his summer basketball camp. I'd still like to challenge him to a game of Madden NFL 10 on my new PS3. Good luck and I'll miss you.

I bet our new guys will do really well because I've checked out their stats, which are pretty good. They are going to be fun to watch for the rest of the year. GOOOOOOOOOOO Kings!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My Kings Report Card

Tuesday's newspaper had the Kings grades, and here is what I think of them. For the most part, I agree with Sam's grades, but I wanted to write my own thoughts too.

Tyreke Evans: paper grade A-, my grade A -- Tyreke's been really consistent with his scoring.

Kevin Martin: paper grade C+, my grade B -- Kevin's worked hard to get back to his old stroke, and he showed that last night in the game against Utah.

Jason Thompson: paper grade B-, my grade B -- He has given the Kings some quality scoring and rebounding, but he could improve.

Spencer Hawes: paper grade D+, my grade B -- He has been good on the three point shot, but he needs to drive to the basket and dunk it more.

Jon Brockman: paper grade B, my grade A- -- Jon fights for the rebounds and scoring, and he's been giving his full effort.

Omri Casspi: paper grade B+, my grade B+ -- Omri's been hitting some big threes and getting some nice inside shots, but he needs to be more physical inside.

Donte Greene: paper grade B-, my grade B -- Donte's been really physical inside and has been getting some easy shots, but he needs to work on his outside shot so he can hit it any time he wants.

Andres Nocioni: paper grade C, my grade B -- Lately, Andres has been hitting threes and driving, but he needs to figure out more tricks to fake out the defender.

Sergio Rodriguez: paper grade B-, my grade B -- Sergio has not hogged the ball a single bit and has had some great assists, but he needs to attack the basket and score for himself.

Kenny Thomas: paper grade B-, my grade B -- It's been great seeing Kenny on the court this year, and he's giving his full effort.

Ime Udoka: paper grade C+, my grade B -- Ime has seen quality minutes and has therefore shown what he can do. I like the way he plays.

Beno Udrih: paper grade B, my grade A- -- Beno has been scoring so consistently, passing and he's made me really happy to see him playing so well this year.

Hilton Armstrong: paper grade I, my grade I -- I don't enough about his playing to comment.

Sean May: paper grade I, my grade B+ -- I saw a half-time interview with Sean, and he said that he prepares himself for every game for when Coach calls on him. I see that as a sign that he's a real pro. This has shown in the last couple of games he's played in and done well.

Francsico Garcia: paper grade I, my grade B+ -- Even though he hasn't played due to his injury, I've seen him on the sidelines at every game, helping his team with advice and support. He's been especially helpful to Omri, which is really cool.

Wednesday night's win against Golden State shows that the Kings bench and starters are improving. I'd like to see the Kings get some more defensive stops and more scoring on the other end. Then we can see some more Ws.

Can't wait to see my Kings take on the Bobcats tonight. Gooooo Kings!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Way I See It

I'm very disappointed in how the Kings season is going. It's been really hard to write about the team I love because it's no fun to write when your favorite team loses. What made me want to write today was that I read about how Kevin Martin went to Coachie for guidance, and it made me think that they really need some support and positive news.

What I can't believe about them being 15 and 28 is that they started out so good. The Kings rookies peformed beautifully. Tyreke is one of the two candidates for rookie of the year. Also, Omri Casspi has hit some clutch threes throughout the season. Jon Brockman's been brockin' it out on the court all year -- I love watching him give his full effort and make the other team frustrated. It gives me joy!

Hopefully tonight they can make their record 16 and 28. The Kings need to give a combined 100% effort. It can't be a one man show cause that doesn't work. Everyone who plays needs to score. Defensively, the Kings need to get some stops. They can't let Warriors get second chance points. At least three guys should be crashing the boards, and one or two should be going out for a fast breaks. That way it makes it harder for the Warriors to get the rebounds and it makes it easier for us to score on the other end.

I gotta go finish my mission project, so I can watch the game tonight. I'll be rooting for my team all night.

Goooooo Kings!