For this piece, we’ll be taking a look at the five best Kings players of all time.
5. Sam Lacey
Lacey appeared in 888 games with the franchise. He averaged 11.1 points, 10.5 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.5 steals over 12 seasons and is the Kings’ all-time leader in games played, total rebounds, steals, blocks and blocks per game.
“Slammin’ Sam” also scored the fifth-most points in franchise history. His No. 44 is retired by the organization.
4. Chris Webber
Webber averaged 23.5 points, 10.6 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.5 steals in 377 games with the Kings. He made four All-Star teams with Sacramento and has his No. 4 jersey retired.
Webber grabbed the eighth-most rebounds in Kings franchise history. It’s unfortunate he was never able to lead the team past the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference playoffs.
However, Webber is still one of the most popular players in Kings franchise history.
3. Tiny Archibald
Archibald put up 25.2 points and 8.1 assists in 433 games with the Kings. He’s one of the greatest point guards in NBA history and was named a Hall of Famer in 1991.
Tiny is third in franchise history in assists and fourth in points.
2. Mitch Richmond
Richmond averaged 23.3 points, 4.1 assists and 1.3 steals over seven seasons with the Kings. He made six All-Star teams and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014.
The “Rock” is third in organizational history in steals and third in points.
1. Oscar Robertson
Robertson averaged 29.3 points, 8.5 rebounds and 10.3 assists in 752 games with the Kings franchise. “The Big O” was the 1961 Rookie of the Year and the 1964 MVP. He made the Hall of Fame in 1980.
Oscar is the Kings’ all-time leader in minutes played, field goals, free-throws, assists, points, points per game, assists per game and player efficiency rating.
There will never be another Oscar Robertson. His impact on the game of basketball simply can’t be measured.