The Memphis Grizzlies social media team absolutely destroy the Sacramento Kings for having not made the Playoffs in 15 years.
With Adam Silver and the rest of the league officials adding the element of a play in tournament into the mix this season, teams who were usually on the outside looking in, were given a higher chance to make the Playoffs. The Sacramento Kings are amongst the few teams in the league that are both trying to make the postseason, all while being alright with gaining higher draft odds.
With De’Aaron Fox coming into his own as one of the best point guards in the league, Tyrese Haliburton being a grand-slam pick by the Kings in the 2020 draft, and guys like Buddy Hield, Richaun Holmes, and Harrison Barnes on the team, it seemed as though the Kings were headed for the Playoffs.
Fast-forward to today and the Kings could not even make it to the play in tournament, let alone the Playoffs. This means Sacramento is currently on the longest streak of missing the Playoffs, tying the Clippers from 1977-1991 for 15 years without a postseason appearance.
The Memphis Grizzlies Twitter account roasts the Kings for their Playoff woes.
The Kings were given a chance to further improve their record to sneak into the play in tournament last night as the San Antonio Spurs lost. However, the Kings couldn’t capitalize on the opportunity and lost to Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies, eliminating them from the play in race.
The Kings social media team is lauded as being one of the best in the NBA, and took to Twitter to call out Memphian barbeque. In response to this, the Grizzlies tweeted out, “So do y’all slow cook it for 15 years?”
Sooo do y’all slow cook it for 15 years? https://t.co/TstYWvLMYb
— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) May 15, 2021
This hilarious jab at the Sacramento Kings’ Playoff woes is even funnier when you think about the fact that barbeque in Memphis is usually regarded as the best barbeque in the United States.
In all fairness, the Kings were missing 4 players, including De’Aaron Fox, and were forced to roll out Justin James. James did get a new career high of 31 points but it wasn’t enough for Sacramento to pull away for the win. The last time the Kings made the Playoffs was in 2006 and it was also the last time the Kings had a winning record.