NBA stops Sacramento Kings from using foreign music to troll opponents

The NBA stopped Sacramento from trolling Russell Westbrook.  When will this madness end?

The NBA stopped Sacramento from trolling Russell Westbrook. When will this madness end?
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It was a good time the other night for Sacramento, where they don’t have a lot of basketball good times, to see future Hall of Famer Russell Westbrook come to town, shoot 2 for 14, and being ridiculed on the scoreboard as “Ice Cold Player Of The Game” while the arena DJ played Foreigner’s “Cold As Ice” after several of those duds.

Westbrook didn’t really notice it during the game, but he had a chuckle about it and a chance to remind everyone that he was damn good in this league for a long time and gave Sacramento some many nights harder than Wednesday.

According to ABC 10 Sacramento’s Sean Cunningham, however, the NBA wasn’t down with the 1977 stunt used to troll a superstar. If this is, ahem, “Feels like the first time” the league has treated the Kings unfairly, well, it’s not. Maybe the people who fucked Sacramento in the definitely *rigged 2002 Western Conference Finals just haven’t tormented the Californian capital enough.

*Everyone happens to believe a conspiracy theory here and there, right? Game 6 was one of the biggest bullshit in the history of refereeing, and 20 years later, it still stinks in heaven.

Is it childish for the game teams of an NBA team to try to play “Head Games” with an opponent? Sure, but it’s not an “urgent” question to get all “Hot Blooded”. It’s professional sport, and when you’re a “Long, Long Way From Home,” no one expects to be treated like a “Juke Box Hero.”

The Kings found a way to be humorous about trolling an opponent in a way that wasn’t personal, that fans could appreciate, and that wouldn’t become redundant – most stars don’t. aren’t going to come to Sacramento and miss 85% of their shots. The NBA could and should have just said “That was yesterday” and moved on.


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