Back in the late 90′s early 2000′s, when the Kings were one of the best teams in the league led by Vlade Divac, Chris Webber, Peja Stojakovic, and Mike Bibby, the Kings had one of the best home court advantages in the league due to their loud fans. During that time, I believed that aside from maybe Salt Lake City, Sacramento was the toughest place to play in the NBA. Small market...
The Kings have been an historically awful NBA franchise but they did have one era of relative greatness that deserves recognition.
Sacramento appeared in the playoffs for eight straight seasons from 1999-2006 under head coach Rick Adelman and played an exciting style of basketball centered around the passing of big men Chris Webber and Vlade Divac and around the stellar shooting...
At last nights Chicago Bulls vs Sacramento Kings game I found the one Kings fan who wasn’t ready to give up the Peja Stojakovic era. Peja hasn’t been on the team since the 05′-06′ season and since then he’s been on four other teams (Pacers, Hornets, Raptors, Mavericks). That means that this jersey is 6 years expired which is about 5 too many to wear (you get a 1 year grace...
DALLAS -- Peja Stojakovic strolled into the Dallas Mavericks' locker room prior to Wednesday's game against Minnesota and was greeted with several friendly smiles.
For most of his 13 seasons in the NBA the first 7 1/2 in Sacramento Peja Stojakovic won a constant battle of mind over body.
December 20, 2011
Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle calls it "The Circle of Life in the NBA," and the circle is spinning again for the world champions with a pair of expected moves: the retirement of one of the game's finest marksmen in Peja Stojakovic, and the Mavs' planned signing of young backup center Sean Williams.
The retirement of the 34-year-old Croatian, while not a...
Three-time All Star Peja Stojakovic, regarded as one of the finest shooters in NBA history, said Monday he was retiring after 13 seasons in the league, his last a championship-winning campaign with the Dallas Mavericks.
The 34-year-old said he was finding it difficult to deal with neck and back issues and felt it was time to bring an end to his career.
"When you start competing...
INTO THE SUNSET
Peja Stojakovic, one of history's best shooters, has retired from the NBA. Peja grabbed a championship ring last year in his only season with the Dallas Mavericks.
In what probably shouldn't come as a big surprise, former Kings small forward Peja Stojakovic told ESPN.com earlier today that he is retiring.
Peja Stojacovich embraces Chris Webber on the Kings Bench after leaving the 4th quarter of game one of the first round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs between the Sacramento Kings and the Dallas Mavericks Sunday, April 18,...
December 19, 2011
Peja Stojakovic is retiring from the NBA because of recurring neck and back injuries, according to ESPN.com
Stojakovic, a 13-year veteran, won an NBA title with the Dallas Mavericks last season.
Stojakovic has been plagued by injuries in recent seasons and the ailments began to take their toll.
The 14th overall pick of Sacramento in 1996, he averaged 17 points and 40 percent 3...