The Sacramento Kings were founded in 1920 as the amateur Rochester Royals team. In 1946, the Royals joined the NBL, then the BAA in 1948, which merged with the NBA in 1949. In 1951, the franchise won its first NBA championship, which remains its only one to date. In 1957, the Royals moved to Cincinnati, where they played until 1972. During that time, both Oscar Robertson and Nate Archibald played on the team. The next stop was then Kansas City, where the name was changed to Kings. The Kings played there until 1985, when they ultimately moved to Sacramento. The first years there were marked by a lack of success. In 1991, they signed Mitch Richmond as the new franchise player, but it wasn't until the addition of Jason Williams, Vlade Divac, Peja Stojakovic and Chris Webber that things started to look up at the end of the 90s. Jason Williams in particular, nicknamed White Chocolate for his spectacular style of play, was a real crowd favorite. His jersey sold well outside the Sacramento Kings fan scene and is still highly coveted today. In 2002, the Sacramento Kings even had the best record in the entire league, but failed in the playoffs to the Los Angeles Lakers in a thrilling 7-game series in overtime.
This series is suspected to have been manipulated by the referees. After that, the Kings were never able to build on those successes. With DeMarcus Cousins they had one of the best centers in the NBA, but even he could not lead the Kings into the playoffs. Currently, the Kings are trying to get the team back on track with young players like De'Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield. The Sacramento Kings were on the verge of being sold several times in the early 2010s and facing a move to Anaheim or Seattle. But with the construction of the new Golden 1 Center arena, the Kings were able to secure a stay in Sacramento. The arena can seat up to 17,500 spectators.
What cap styles and designs are available at Sacramento Kings Caps? The following designs are currently offered at Sacramento Kings:
- New Era 59Fifty (Fitted cap with straight visor).
- New Era 9Fifty (Snapback cap with straight peak)
- New Era 9Forty Cap (Adjustable cap with curved visor)
- New Era Knits (Winter Caps)
- Mitchell & Ness Snapback (Cap with straight peak)
- Mitchell & Ness 110 Flexfit Cap (Adjustable cap with curved peak)
- Mitchell & Ness Beanies (Folded caps)
What colors and logos are most popular on Sacramento Kings caps?
Sacramento Kings team colors are black, purple and silver. Therefore, most Sacramento Kings caps are black or gray. The Kings logo is a gray basketball at the bottom, divided in the middle by the purple KINGS lettering, and at the top is a purple crown. Inside the crown is the city name in white. This logo pays homage to the 1972 Cincinnati Royal logo, but at the time it was red at the bottom and blue at the top. This logo was retained until 1994 despite moves to Kansas City and Sacramento. From 1995 to 2016, the Kings used a modern logo that featured a gray shield in the background with 2 crossed lances and a crown above, and new team colors were used. On the shield was a large purple plaque that read KINGS. Above that was a wavy purple ribbon that said SACRAMENTO and below that was a purple basketball. Most Sacramento Kings caps use the current logo. On retro occasions, it is also used in red and blue. The Kings alternate logo is a purple lion head peeking out from a gray basketball.
Most popular Sacramento Kings caps:
- black snapback with alternate logo
- gray curved visor with alternate logo
- blue snapback with oldschool logo
- blue curved visor with oldschool logo
Which cap styles are most popular with Sacramento Kings? The most popular Sacramento Kings caps are caps with back closure. These can be classic snapbacks from Mitchell & Ness or the New Era 9Fifty. Also popular are caps with curved visor, like New Era 9Forty or Mitchell & Ness 110 Flexfit. Closed caps like New Era 59Fifty hardly play a role in NBA circles and are more sought after by collectors. From which brands does TOPPERZSTORE currently offer Sacramento Kings Caps? We offer Sacramento Kings from New Era and Mitchell & Ness. New Era has the current logos in the program and Mitchell & Ness the classic ones from the Hardwood Classics license. Does TOPPERZSTORE offer exclusive Sacramento Kings Caps? We do not offer any exclusive Sacramento Kings Caps at the moment, but we are constantly expanding our range of exclusive NBA Caps. If you would like to have a special Sacramento Kings Cap, please send us your ideas by mail.