Friday was a big day for the Sacramento Kings.
As many prepared for the 2014 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame induction, including 14-year veteran Mitch Richmond who played seven seasons with in Sactown, Kings forward Rudy Guy was accepting an invitation to join Team USA in Chicago.
Should he make the final cut, Gay would help to fill the huge void now felt with the recent losses of Paul George (injury) and Kevin Durant (withdrawal). Gay was a member of the 2010 World Championships team that won a gold medal, so he brings extra international experience to the team.
— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) August 8, 2014
— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) August 8, 2014
Kings owner Vivek Ranadive was among the few to congratulate Gay via Twitter.
Ranadive rode to the Hall of Fame induction with Hall of Fame player Chris Mullin and Kings GM Pete D’Alessandro. Having the social media presence that he has, he had to take a selfie of the moment.
Former Kings star Mitch Richmond entered the Hall of Fame Friday night, but not without merit.
Of course the Golden State Warriors, with whom Richmond played along side Tim Hardaway and Chris Mullin, forming the trio known as Run TMC, also congratulated him.
Richmond on Sacramento:
Mitch Richmond: “It’s the place [Sacramento] where I played some of my best basketball. And the Kings fans, well, they are simply the best.” — NBA History (@NBAHistory) August 9, 2014
Just landed in Springfield, can’t wait to see David Stern, Alonzo Mourning, Mitch Richmond and the 2014 inductees go into the HOF tonight! — Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) August 8, 2014
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