The Sacramento Kings are an American professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. The Kings compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the Western ConferencePacific Division.
The Kings are the oldest franchise in the NBA, and one of the oldest continuously operating professional basketball franchises in the nation. They originated in Rochester, New York as the Rochester Seagrams in 1923 and joined theNational Basketball League in 1945 as the "Rochester Royals". They jumped to the Basketball Association of America, forerunner of the NBA, in 1948. As the Royals, the team was often successful on the court, winning the NBA championship in 1951. However, they found it increasingly difficult to turn a profit in the small market of Rochester, and relocated toCincinnati, Ohio in 1957, becoming the Cincinnati Royals. In 1972, the team relocated to Kansas City, Missouri, initially splitting their games between Kansas City and Omaha, Nebraska, and taking up the name Kansas City Kings. The team again failed to find success in that market, and moved to Sacramento in 1985.
The Club changed its uniforms several times, in 1994 the Kings adopted the purple and today they continue to be purple.
The Gorilla. Since the 1997–98 season, the official Kings mascot is Slamson the Lion.
Sleep Train Arena
Championships 1: 1951
Conference Titles 1: 1951
Division Titles 5: 1948-1949, 1951-1952, 1978-1979, 2001-2002, 2002-2003
NBL Titles 1: 1946
Division NBL 2: 1947, 1948
Los Angeles Lakers
Official website: http://www.nba.com/kings/