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    Default Welcome to Arco - where the thunder roars!

    Okay, I confess - Arco Thunder isn't back completely, but it's certainly a lot better than it's been in recent memory.

    I just figured I'd stop by and check in with some of the Pacer fans I've "met" over the years as my Kings get ready to face the Pacers on Wednesday.

    Mind if I brag just a bit? We're just a little excited about a certain rookie we stumbled upon (if a few diehard disgruntled Rubio fans are to be believed) in this year's draft. Tyreke Evans will take your breath away. (For those newer members around here who may not know me, I'm a purple-to-the-bone Kings fan and it takes a lot to get me this enthused about a rookie.) Right now, he's still learning the plays and we're anxiously awaiting the return of Kevin Martin. With Martin on the perimeter, teams are gonna have a tough time trying to figure out whether to collapse the defense in on Evans or to go ahead and double Martin and possibly leave Evans unguarded.

    It's been a long time for Kings fans since the WCF in 2002, when - if Tim Donaghy's "book" is to be believed - the award was pretty much handed to the Lakers on a platter. So, when I come here to talk about how quickly a fan base can turn around, it's with fondness for you guys and what you've gone through.

    Personally, the one thing I'm looking forward to the most is the inevitable blowup in LA. There are already a few rumblings about some kind of personality/ego clash... Can't imagine what that's about, can you?

    I'll admit I haven't followed the Pacers much this year. When your team finally has a decent coach, a bunch of new YOUNG players and excitement, you tend to keep your focus on them.

    There are a lot of new faces on my Kings, but keep an eye on Omri Casspi. I think he's going to surprise a lot of people. And in case you're wondering tomorrow night who the smiling guy wearing #9 is, it's good ol' Kenny Thomas. Having a coach who isn't a total and complete arse has done wonders for Kenny...

    I wish all you guys the best of luck in the Eastern Conference. I still have the dream that someday it will be the Pacers and the Kings facing off in June.

    NBA basketball - taking my breath away since 1963.

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    I am glad for the Kings. Their fans are amazingly loyal.

    Evans and Jennings are a surprise this year. Many thought they would be good. But few thought they would produce this early.

    How is Hawes doing this year?

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    i'm from israel and a big casspi fan- his real good and you'll see it

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    Personally, the one thing I'm looking forward to the most is the inevitable blowup in LA. There are already a few rumblings about some kind of personality/ego clash... Can't imagine what that's about, can you?
    Lol. The Lakers have won 7 in a row and have the best record in the league.

    Now remind me how both the Kings and the Pacers are doing?

    Maybe both teams could use a few more personality/ego clashes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major Cold View Post
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    I am glad for the Kings. Their fans are amazingly loyal.

    Evans and Jennings are a surprise this year. Many thought they would be good. But few thought they would produce this early.

    How is Hawes doing this year?
    Hawes suffered a bit of a confidence problem early on... He finally started to come out of his slump and crashed his knee into another player's knee, taking him out for a couple of games. I think he just needs a little more time. He's young but he's got heart AND he's got zero quit in him - which can be said about pretty much every player on the team. Petrie is working his magic and it's starting to show.

    He's a legitimate center, with incredible court vision, a half hook he's starting to perfect, an outside shot that will drag defenders out with him and open the lane for our guards, AND he's got the ability to thread the needle with some sweet looking passes. I won't compare him to Vlade Divac because that would just be silly. I will say, however, that some of his moves are rather Divacesque. (And no, he doesn't flop.)

    And now, I'm running back to my own board to enjoy the game.

    NBA basketball - taking my breath away since 1963.

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    Troy and Roy.

    LOL. Sac better be very bad.

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    It is still shocking to me to see so many empty seats in Arco

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    It is still shocking to me to see so many empty seats in Arco
    Me too. It makes Conseco look full.


    Of course, it doesn't help their cause that it's a weeknight game against a team nobody cares about coming to see.
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