Chris Webber said before Game 7 that he felt like the Kings had already won five games in the series. Editor’s note: With the 2010 NBA playoffs in full swing, we felt it was time to tell this story. They led Game 3 by as many as 27 points, cruising to a 13-point win. addthis_pub = 'whatifsports'; [Terms of Use] - ROUNDBALL DAILY. The whole game, he was going for offensive boards, but at that moment he was waiting right there. It’s difficult to ignore the Kings’ claim that NBC does not want them in the Finals. “Why don’t they (the refs) just let us know beforehand? The 2002-03 Sacramento Kings roster for the NBA regular season and playoffs 2001-2002 Sacramento Kings Roster Composition Selected via Draft Lawrence Funderburke was selected as the #24 pick in the Second Round of the 1994 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings. They won Game 2 in easy fashion. “Vlade hit the ball and it went straight into his hands and he was wide open. “Thank God for Robert. They had a 24-point lead in Game 4, with a chance to take a 3-1 series lead, before giving it all back (with some help from the refs), as Robert Horry hit a game-winning, gut-busting three at the buzzer. Throughout the season, none of the Kings' players played a full season via suspension or injury, but they still managed to post a 59–23 recor… - ROUNDBALL DAILY, Your email address will not be published. Sacramento Kings standings in 2002-03 regular season; W L W/L % PPG PPGA P. 59: 23.720: 101.7: 95.2: 2. Copyright © 2013 ROUNDBALL DAILY. All rights reserved. Required fields are marked *. I really don’t even know how to describe the officiating in that game. The Kings were coming off their controversial Western Conference Finals defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers, who won the series in seven games. [Customer Support] Recent Game Results Height of bar is margin of victory • Mouseover bar for details • Click for box score • Grouped by Month Click to Try SimLeague Basketball for Free. Only, they hadn’t really won. (AP Photo) The Kings had been robbed more blindly than a … Sacramento Kings: Players stats for the 2002-03 regular season. I think a bunch of sixth graders who have never picked up a basketball before could have pulled off a better officiating performance. Part 2  Part 3. It barked in my face and shouted defiantly, almost as though it had actually, legitimately won something. There were six or seven egregious calls in the fourth quarter, all of them going against the Kings. It really deserves its own article, maybe even its own book one day. Sacramento Kings 2001-02 Roster and Stats. The Kings had been robbed more blindly than a Bernie Madoff client. Clicking on an individual player will display the player's career statistics including his time with the 2002-03 Sacramento Kings. Comprehensive and up-to-date Sacramento Kings news, scores, schedule, stats and roster Editor’s Note: This is the end of Part 1 of a 3-part series. The 2001–02 NBA season was the Kings' 53rd season in the National Basketball Association, and 17th season in Sacramento. There was no doubt that Sacramento was the better team. Eight years ago, I lost my sports innocence. If it was simply ineptitude, it was so inept that it’s beyond comical. Bibby had 23 points, including the in-your-face game-winning shot off of a Chris Webber screen with 8.3 seconds left. Game 6 changed everything. Thank God his father met his mother, too.”. During the offseason, the Kings signed free agent Keon Clark and later on in December signed Jim Jackson. //