Sam Amick on why it’s unlikely the Kings will host an All-Star Game

Feb 22, 2024, 8:29 AM

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - MAY 16: Exterior views of Golden 1 Center prior to the game between the Sa...

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On the heels of a polarizing All-Star Weekend in Indianapolis, the NBA has reportedly updated its criteria for potential cities that want to host future All-Star Games.

The Athletic’s Sam Amick joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Thursday morning to discuss why he believes it will be hard for the Sacramento Kings to host an All-Star Weekend at Golden 1 Center, recap his time in Indiana, and much more.

Plus: Where do the Kings fit in the current NBA Playoff landscape?

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Topics Discussed

  • Sam shares his All-Star Weekend experience
  • Was the All-Star Game as disappointing as it was for those watching from home?
  • Is there an easy fix to making the All-Star Game exciting again?
  • Sam says that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was “not happy” with Sunday’s game
  • The NBA has updated its parameters for cities that want to host an All-Star Game
  • Sam says that barring a boom in hotel development, Sacramento won’t host an All-Star Weekend
  • Four cities in the NBA have never hosted All-Star festivities, including Sacramento
  • Looking ahead to the final stretch of the regular season
  • Who are some contenders in the East that we should keep an eye on?
  • Where do the Kings fit in this playoff picture?
  • Sam says Sacramento is “in a good spot,” but they won’t get home-court advantage in a tough West
  • Can the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors make a run to end the season?

When is the next Sacramento Kings game?

Sacramento will enter the All-Star break looking to rest and recover for the final stretch of the regular season.

Once the Kings return from the week-long break, they will face rookie sensation Victor Wembanyama and the San Antonio Spurs–owner of the worst record in the Western Conference–on Thursday, February 22nd, at Golden 1 Center.

Be sure to tune in right here on Sactown Sports 1140 for all of your Kings vs. Spurs coverage, beginning at 5:30 PM PST on Game Night before a 7:00 PM PST tip-off from downtown Sacramento.

Upcoming Schedule

  • Thursday, February 22nd – Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs – 7:00 PM PST
  • Sunday, February 25th – Sacramento Kings @ Los Angeles Clippers – 6:30 PM PST
  • Monday, February 26th – Sacramento Kings vs. Miami Heat – 7:00 PM PST
  • Wednesday, February 28th – Sacramento Kings @ Denver Nuggets – 6:00 PM PST
  • Friday, March 1st – Sacramento Kings @ Minnesota Timberwolves – 5:00 PM PST

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