Oscar Robertson – PG
Despite never getting the opportunity for me to see Oscar Robertson play in person, anyone who averaged a triple double over a season in their career automatically finds a place on a greatest of all-time list. Robertson played the first ten seasons of his career in Cincinatti averaging a ridiculous 29 points, 9 rebounds, and 10 assists. The 1961-1962 season is what Robertson is known for, as he averaged 31 points, 13 rebounds, and 11 assists, better numbers than those of Russell Westbrook who is also famous for averaging a triple double.
Mike Bibby – PG
This has been my hardest decision so far, as Mike Bibby and Mitch Richmond are both huge pieces of Sacramento Kings history. Despite Richmond being a better player, Bibby’s seven years in Sactown were far more impressive than Richmond’s seven. Other than all of the winning that Bibby was a part of alongside Chris Webber and Peja Stojakovic, he was also a much more appreciated King in his career. According to mercurynews.com, Richmond still considers himself a Warrior rather than a King, stating, “Being a Warrior was the most fun I ever had playing basketball.” There is no doubt that Bibby belongs in Sacramento and was a huge fan favorite. He averaged 18 points and 5 assists playing with the Kings.
Peja Stojakovic – SF
Peja Stojakovic was another integral part of the Sacramento Kings from the early 2000’s. His shot, unselfishness, and scoring ability made it super easy for other players to play with him. He was also a very underrated playmaker, as he was responsible for the best pass in NBA history in my opinion. On December 2, 2001 in a loss against the Dallas Mavericks, Peja fired a full-court, behind the back, no look pass to Bobby Jackson who finished with a layup. To see some of Peja’s flashiness, you can see the play at https://youtu.be/mxMLH0K-CM4.
Chris Webber – PF
Arguably the best player in Sacramento Kings’ history; Chris Webber. Mike Bibby, Peja Stojakovic, Vlade Divac, and Bobby Jackson were all great players, but without Chris Webber, the Kings would be nothing. From the time C-Webb was traded to the Kings and was playing with Jason “White Chocolate” Williams, to when he and the best Kings’ team of all time were getting screwed over in the 2002 Western Conference Finals, Webber was always consistently the Kings best player averaging 24 points and 11 rebounds in Sacramento. Those stats wouldn’t be matched until the next guy on the list came around.
Demarcus Cousins – C/PF
I am extremely passionate about Demarcus Cousins and I have a completely separate article going up an hour after this is posted. Shoutout to Vlade Divac for being a solid second option.