Mike Bibby sat down with CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith and talked about his run with Sacramento — a fit that was comfortable for Bibby right away. Even though trading for him meant bidding farewell to Jason Williams, a guy Kings fans were in love with. “The guys treated me like I was there for five, six, seven years,” Bibby said. “I got there and Jason Williams was a prized possession in Sacramento and when I got traded for him, I just wanted to fit in, I didn’t know if the fans would like me or if the team would like me. In my first year we had the best record in the West. I had the best time of my life and my career playing in Sacramento with those guys. I think Sacramento is the best team I played on.”
Jason Jones: RIP to my friend and one of my mentors, Marty McNeal. I’ll never forget the first time I met you when I was in college. You let me tag along while you covered a Kings-Warriors game. When I tried to leave you alone so you could write, you told me “Fuck a deadline. We’re hangin.” When I told you it didn’t feel right to cover the NBA without you on the beat, you told me not to worry and do my thing. You gave me shit about L.A., I made fun of you for liking the Mets and Yankees. I just talked to you a couple weeks ago. I’m hurt right now. Thanks for everything you did for me.
Storyline: Marty McNeal Death
Ben Simmons’ Nike Blazer Mid ’77 Motivation debuts Thursday at House of Hoops by Foot Locker and online at footlocker.com. The 76ers point guard’s new sneaker is part of a Nike series recognizing the motivational phrases and pregame rituals of standouts that include Simmons, Dallas Mavericks point guard Luka Dončić, Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox, and Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner.
Today, Sacramento Kings General Manager Vlade Divac issued the following statement on the passing of Martin McNeal, the team’s beat writer for The Sacramento Bee from 1992 to 2005: “I am deeply saddened to learn about the passing of my friend Marty Mac. I’ll never forget his incredible sense of humor and he will be forever remembered as a truly iconic figure in both the Sacramento and national media landscape.”
Storyline: Marty McNeal Death