The Mount Rushmore Of Every NBA Franchise: Sacramento Kings

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The Kings franchise has moved from city to city. From Rochester to Cincinnati to Kansas City to Omaha to Kansas City and finally to Sacramento.They have one NBA championship in the 1951 while they were the Rochester Royals. They have had their share of good teams and great players. And had a pretty solid Mount Rushmore.

Chris Webber

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Webber led the NBA in rebounding in 1998-99 and was a four-time All-Star and five-time All-NBA selection with the Kings, finishing fourth in the MVP voting in 2000-01.

He was fourth in minutes per game in 1998-99 and fifth in rebounding in 1999-2000, as well.In parts of seven seasons with the Kings,

Webber averaged 23.5 points, 10.6 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks in 38.8 minutes per game, shooting .473/.238/.691.

Jerry Lucas 

Jerry Lucas played seven seasons for the then Cincinnati Royals before they became the Sacramento Kings, averaging an eye-popping 19.6 points and 19.1 rebounds per game.

He also won Rookie of the year and was a six-time All-Star with the Royals.

Jerry Lucas wasn’t particularly tall or bruising, nor was he a great leaper, but his name can be found at the top of any list of great rebounding forwards in NBA history. The 6-foot-8 Lucas hauled down 12,942 rebounds for an average of 15.6 per game, the fourth-best career mark in NBA history behind Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Bob Pettit.


Tiny Archibald 

Tiny Archibald of the Kansas City-Omaha Kings in a 1974 photo. (Photo by Malcolm W. Emmons/The Sporting News Archives via Wikimedia Commons/This work is in the public domain because it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 and without a copyright notice.)

Archibald was a three-time All-Star with the franchise, later the Kansas City-Omaha Kings and Kansas City Kings, and was a four-time All-NBA performer.He led the NBA in minutes per game, scoring and assists in 1972-73, a rare double on the scoring and assisting, and finished third in the MVP voting.

He was fourth in the league in free-throw shooting in 1974-75, fourth in minutes per game in 1975-76 and fifth in that category in 1971-72, was second in scoring in 1971-72 and fourth in both 1974-75 and 1975-76, and placed second in assists in 1975-76 while finishing third in 1971-72 and 1974-75.


Oscar Robertson

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Oscar Robertson was the only player in NBA history to average a triple-double over the course of a full season, a record that stood from 1962, when Robertson accomplished it with the then Cincinnati Royals, to two seasons ago when Russell Westbrook broke it.

Robertson played 10 seasons with the Royals, averaging 29.3 points, 10.3 assists and 8.5 rebounds per game.

He won Rookie of the Year, was an MVP, and made the All-Star Game in all 10 of his seasons with the franchise.

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