The Sacramento Kings had an outdoor probability of avoiding a doubtful honor going into NBA’s final weekend. However a loss to the Grizzlies, 116–110 on Thursday night time eradicated the Kings from the playoffs for the fifteenth straight season.
That 15 seasons playoff drought tied the Los Angeles Clippers (’77-91) for the all-time NBA document.
The Sacramento Kings will miss the playoffs for a fifteenth straight season.
It’s tied for the longest streak in NBA historical past. pic.twitter.com/PSHlW6hUL5
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 14, 2021
The Clippers’ nightmare run began in 1976-77, once they had been often called the Buffalo Braves. It continued via 1978-84 because the San Diego Clippers and didn’t finish till the 1991-92 season after they moved to Los Angeles.
The Kings haven’t had a single winning record in over a decade. Their final playoff look got here in 2006 when the staff was the eighth seed within the Western Convention. Their roster included gamers like Ron Artest, Mike Bibby, Brad Miller, Peja Stojaković and Bonzi Wells. They ended up dropping the sequence, 4-2, towards the San Antonio Spurs.
This season, the Kings have handled a handful of challenges, as accidents and COVID-19 protocols pressured gamers to the sidelines for lengthy durations. Buddy Hield was the one participant who missed fewer than 9 video games this season on the roster.
Nonetheless, regardless of the unlucky record-breaking information, ahead Louis King pushed via and dropped a career-high 27 factors coming off the bench in Friday’s back-to-back loss to the Grizzlies.
Lou King’s acquired 25 and counting … ? pic.twitter.com/8JIwcEGn7x
— Kings on NBCS (@NBCSKings) May 15, 2021
The Sacramento Kings shut out their season on Sunday towards the Utah Jazz, who handed them one of many worst dwelling defeat in franchise historical past in April, 154-105.