“Here We Rise”
As the current Sacramento Kings marketing phase suggest, We also here at Sunken Booty wrap our future within these words “Here We Rise”. For the Kings a proud NBA west division powerhouse, that has fallen on a period of mediocrity years, a new flame has ignited. The drafting of Tyreke Evans from Memphis, DeMarcus Cousins from Kentucky, and Jimmer Fredette from Brigham Young gives them young blood and with a strong support team of Salmons, Thornton, Outlaw and Thomas helps shift this team back into a team to be reckoned with.
The Kings have strong roots and can be traced back to the early years of NBA. This team started all the way across the county as the Rochester Royals. 1n 1951 the Royals won the only franchise NBA Championship but struggled financially in Rochester . In 1957 the team was moved to Cincinnati and a couple years later drafted same Cat named The Big “O”. Oscar Robertson was a high flying player that averaged a triple double in the 61 – 62 season. Jerry Lucas joined the team a few years later but could never get past the Boston Celtics or the Milwaukee Bucks.
By 1972 the team moved again this time to become the Kansas City Kings. Many talented NBA players laced up their sneakers and wore a KC Kings jersey. Nate Archibold, Van Arsdale, “Jumpin” Johnny Green, Matt Guakas just to name a few.
In 1985 the team sold for 11 million dollars and moved to Sacramento. Early years of off court injuries and death to players helped keep the team from reaching goals of long playoff runs. In the 91 season Mitch Richmond joined the team and a new era began. When Chris Webber landed in Sacramento along with Vlade Divec, Peja Stojakovic, Doug Cristie and Corliss Williamson the Sports Illustrated labeled this team “The Greatest Show On Court”. This team enjoyed many great playoff seasons but always ended just short of their championship goals.
This leads us straight into the “Here We Rise” era the Kings find themselves in now. When we here at Sunken Booty were contacted by Kings management to do a collab with them we felt like “Here We Rise” also. A huge shout out to the Sacramento Kings for allowing us to make these Sacramento Kings Custom SnapBack Strapback caps. It was a great honor for us to be part do this collab and we think they looked great. We enjoy the relationship forged with the Kings during this work. Together both the Sacramento Kings & Sunken Booty say “HERE WE RISE”.