Blake Ellington

Blake Ellington is the author of Bleed Black and Purple, a blog about the Sacramento Kings.

Web Site: http://bleedblackandpurple.blogspot.com/


The Kings-Sized Weekly Recap – End of the Year Edition

Apr 20, 2014

By Tony Xypteras 

Well, that’s it folks. The 2013-14 season is in the books. We’ve been doing it all year, so for one last time lets talk about how the Kings did this week.

This Week (1-3) (28-54 Overall)

This Kings finished their season with a 28-54 record, which happens to be an identical tie with last...

The Kings-Sized Weekly Recap (April 6 – April 12)

Apr 13, 2014

By Tony Xypteras 

If we can exclude Friday night’s game against the Golden State Warrior from this week you could say the Kings played fairly well despite losing every game. And to some, losing might be the best thing for Sacramento at this point.

This Week (0-4) (27-52 Overall) 

What can you do? The Kings were...

Kings arena passes planning commission, referred to as ‘spectacular’

Apr 11, 2014
Kings arena passes planning commission, referred to as ‘spectacular’

By Greg Hyatt

The downtown arena will be a “spectacular design” that will set the standard for arenas throughout America. That was how John Dangberg, Sacramento's assistant city manager, opened the Planning & Design Commission's April 10 hearing at city hall to discuss the latest arena design plan.

Kings officials and...

The Kings-Sized Weekly Recap (March 29 – April 5)

Apr 6, 2014

By Tony Xypteras 

The Kings played a much better brand of basketball this week, and a softer schedule will certainly allow for that, but this was about Ray McCallum’s development. Spoiler – he’s looked good.

This Week (2-2) (27-48 Overall)

Aside from a fairly obvious blowout to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, the Kings looked like...

City unveils new report with details on arena design

Apr 4, 2014
City unveils new report with details on arena design


By Greg Hyatt

In anticipation of an April 10 planning commission meeting, the City of Sacramento April 4 unveiled a new staff report that gives more details about what the new downtown arena will look like and where key features of the arena will be located.

The city's planning and...

The Kings-Sized Weekly Recap (March 22 – March 28)

Mar 29, 2014

By Tony Xypteras 

Eleven Games! That’s all we have left, folks. This week consisted of two blowout losses and a win against the worst team in the NBA. If you aren’t watching, I can’t blame you.

This Week (1-2) (25-46 Overall)

The basketball games this week weren’t too exciting, and the outcomes were completely predictable. The Kings...

Top 10 things to be excited about at the new downtown Sacramento arena

Mar 28, 2014
Top 10 things to be excited about at the new downtown Sacramento arena

By Greg Hyatt

We've got just 11 more games to go in what has been a largely dismal Kings season. We all knew this season was never going to be about winning, but more about the new ownership group getting settled and starting to change the culture of this...

The Kings-Sized Weekly Recap (Feb. 16 – March 21)

Mar 22, 2014

By Tony Xypteras 

Tuesday nights’ overtime victory against the Washington Wizards was fun. I can’t necessarily say that about the rest of the week, but hey! There are only a dozen or so (14 to be exact) games left in the season.

We’ll miss it when it’s gone.

This Week (1-2) (22-44 Overall)

The Kings suffered close losses...

A discussion with Hoop District about the Kings v. Wizards matchup

Mar 18, 2014
A discussion with Hoop District about the Kings v. Wizards matchup

Abdullah Sharif (@Abdu11ah) of Hoop District was kind enough to interview me for a preview of tonight's matchup between the Kings and Washington Wizards.We spoke about the passion of Kings fans, the legacy of DeMarcus Cousins after he leaves Sacramento...

The Kings-Sized Weekly Recap (Feb. 28 – March 15)

Mar 15, 2014
The Kings-Sized Weekly Recap (Feb. 28 – March 15)

By Tony Xypteras  

Life unfortunately got in the way of last weeks recap. With that being said, there is plenty to talk about today. Let’s do it.

Last Two Weeks (3-5) (23-42 Overall)

This wasn’t the best stretch of basketball for your Sacramento Kings, but it probably could have...



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