Sacramento Kings end 17-year drought


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Sacramento’s Harrison Barnes shooting a free throw in a 2019 game.

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The 17 year drought for the Sacramento Kings is now up as they have finally made the NBA Playoffs. 


They have come a long way from where they were. Ever since the 2005-2006 season, the Kings have not been very good, usually placing at the bottom of the Western Conference every year. The owners of the team were threatening to move the team to Seattle and bring the SuperSonics back until thousands of fans showed up to the courthouse where they said they would buy season tickets and begged to keep their team. 


On Apr. 15, 2023 the city of Sacramento hosted its first playoff game to end the drought. The Kings are currently up 2-0, in the seven game series, on the reigning champs, the Golden State Warriors. 


Hopefully the well deserving city of Sacramento and the Kings can keep this streak going and keep lighting the beam which has become a tradition after every win.