The Sacramento Kings have had many boyfriends aka coaches over the years. There was their first kiss Jerry Reynolds, the one-night stand Bill Russell, the older man Dick Motta, their first real relationship Garry St. Jean, and their first black guy Eddie Jordan. Then came Rick Adelman. The two were together for eight magical years and many thought they would spend the rest of their lives together. The Kings went from undesirable to Prom Queen (ahem, King) during their time with Adelman. Then they got greedy. Thinking they were hot, they ditched Adelman in hopes of doing better. There was the rebound Eric Musselman but his drinking and jealousy became too much. Then they went for looks by getting involved with Reggie Theus. Ultimately, that didn’t work out either. After messing around with Kenny Natt for a few months, the Kings found themselves single and unwanted again. Not wanting to spend the upcoming season alone, it was time to find a new man. At this point, the Kings have been around the proverbial block a few times. They’re not the bombshell they used to be. The options are not as plentiful as they once were. They basically had just three prospects who would possibly take them, once Eddie Jordan wisely decided he had been there, done that. Tom Thibodeau wisely deleted the Kings number from his cell phone, realizing they would never work out. Kurt Rambis was not ready to give up his much hotter and wealthier woman to get involved with the Kings. That left just one guy…. Paul Westphal.
The Kings are now like that friend you have that’s in a relationship, even though you know they aren’t meant to be together. They clearly just don’t want to be alone, or spend the time looking for a better partner. You know who I’m talking about. We all know them. We all know the Kings should’ve married their high school sweetheart, Adelman, but he’s happily engaged to an Asian now, so he would never be stupid enough to leave that. Westphal and the Kings are now an official couple, but we’ll see how long before one finds greener pastures and let’s the other go. It’s only a matter of time.