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Jerry Reynolds answers your questions about the Sacramento Kings, secret hobbies, TV, life, and more

The Kings Herald Show returns with an NBA schedule to break down, and listener questions to answer.

We're back with another episode of The Kings Herald Show!

Another light week on the Kings news front means Jerry Reynolds is here to answer a bunch of random listener-submitted questions about the Sacramento Kings, life, TV, hobbies, music, basketball, and more. Thanks for listening!

PS. Towards the end of the show Jerry answers a question about a very specific photo LaBradford submitted on Twitter, so if you reach that point in the episode and find yourself wondering what the hell these guys are talking about, here you go:

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eddie41
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August 30, 2022 8:38 am

Shumpert also won Dancing with the Stars. Will forgot to include that in his analysis.

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August 30, 2022 9:39 am
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I am so envious of a person having the capacity to become agitated about Iman Shumpert.

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August 30, 2022 9:57 am
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life is so blasé for us.

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August 30, 2022 12:09 pm
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We must be far over the hill if someone’s expression of nostalgia about “the Scores” fails to stoke passionate rage over the 3-point shooting percentage of Iman Shumpert.

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August 30, 2022 8:52 am

“Jerry has an unique backhand”

That’s a backhanded compliment if I ever saw one.

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August 30, 2022 10:16 pm

You aced that one!

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August 30, 2022 10:17 pm
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Deuce Mason’d.

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August 30, 2022 10:17 pm
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Thirty – love, Rik Smits.

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August 30, 2022 10:18 pm
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Yes, I’m exchanging a volley of puns with myself, and am enjoying myself. Why?

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August 30, 2022 11:06 pm
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It may take the fuzz off your balls to say this but –
you’ve been served! (like a Tom Okker forehand) I’ve put a new spin on your puns.

That’s no fault of mine.

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August 31, 2022 1:25 pm

😂

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August 31, 2022 5:16 pm

out of bounds

eddie41
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August 30, 2022 9:08 am

about the number of F’s, I think that logic is flawed. F’s are a relative unit of measurement. The more F’s one does not care about winning means they care even less about it. For example, if one does not care about something, that might mean he simply prioritizes something else. If he does not give an F about something, that is further down the order of priorities. 2 F’s probably means it is not even a priority. When you get to six F’s, ooh, that is really strong ambivalence. At some point, the increased number of F’s does not change the meaning of the statement, but rather is added emphasis to ensure the listener understands. To avoid misunderstandings, you might want to ask if the person’s use of a high number of F’s is for a unit of relative measurement or merely for emphasis.

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August 30, 2022 9:59 am
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or is it the double negative that tripped Will up? In Spanish when someone says “no (verb) nada”, the two negatives don’t turn into positive. Same concept.

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August 30, 2022 9:42 am

I’m just waiting for the cognoscenti to turn on Jerry for twice in a single podcast “disrespecting” Peja by comparing him unfavorably to both Hedo, and Harrison Barnes.

Mr. Reynolds ain’t wrong much, and he ain’t wrong now.

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August 31, 2022 8:21 am
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I think it would be hard to make the case to compare either favorably to peak Peja (2001-2004). If you are looking at their whole careers, you can make the case that there can at least be a debate about Hedo. Orlando Hedo was a very good player on a very good team.

I don’t see the case for Barnes. There are times he looks like an all-star caliber player, but also there are just too many games where he disappears. Because of that his average numbers end up looking meh

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August 31, 2022 1:45 pm
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Barnes never shot ten percent from three in a Western Conference Finals, which would certainly constitute a career-defining disappearance. HB has also never shot a goose egg from three in a Game Seven.

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August 31, 2022 8:29 pm
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Barnes choking in the playoffs was one of the main reasons that he didn’t stick with the Warriors.

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August 31, 2022 8:37 pm
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Hedo and Barnes are better all-round basketball players but Peja is a tier above them in his primary skill — putting the ball though the basket.

Both Hedo and Barnes struggled when they were the primary option on offense but Peja was able to scale up with good efficiency, which is very impressive for a player who can’t really create for himself. He was a finisher just like Klay.

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August 31, 2022 8:39 pm
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HB isn’t in the same breath as Peja.

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August 30, 2022 9:56 am

The keys to success for the Kings are as follows:

1) 3-point shooting. If Fox and/or Sabonis can shoot upward of 36% from deep, their going to the playoffs! That’s dependent on…
2)No major injuries! If Fox, Sabonis, or even HB, miss long stretches, it’s another wasted season.
3)Defense! Which is actually over-emphasized. If the team scores efficiently, and rebounds well(!) their going to the playoffs. Their defense will, mostly, rely on the offense to make the opposing team take the ball in-bounds.
4)Coaching! Which is actually under-emphasized. The players have to do the work but, the coaches need to make them do it. The main reason the Kings have been so bad for so long is that’s how long it’s been since they’ve had the right coach. Ditto for my Raiders!

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August 30, 2022 11:23 am
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These are keys to success for the season. Better for the franchise would be:

Kings start the season HOT! garnering league-wide enthusiasm, Fox goes down with season-ending injury (not career threatening), Mitchell takes the helm at point, picks-up right where he left-off last season. Less than 30 games in, Sabonis goes down with season ending injury (not career threatening). Kings are entertaining minus their 2 best players, play hard and compete every night but, fail to secure all but a few hard-earned wins w/o their 2 veteran leaders.
They trade HB before the All-Star break for young talent an/or draft considerations. They continue to struggle for the rest of the season. All you band-wagoner’s swear you’ll never watch another Kings game EVER! The Kings end the season among the bottom five teams, and win yet another top spot in the draft lottery. We begin 23/24 with hope of building a legitimate perennial playoff contender.
Sorry to be a bummer. I have improved expectations for the team this year but, to really make some serious noise, their probably gonna need a bit more. I know it’s hard to be patient. I miss seeing quality basketball in Sac as badly as most of you. Probably more than Vivek, who never saw a Kings game before he bought the team, but despite what his arrogance tells him, there are no short-cuts. Short-cuts become 16 year droughts!

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August 30, 2022 12:24 pm
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What if the real secret is a bagel cart, with free bagels day or night for any Kings player or employee, with a choice of onion, garlic, cinnamon raisin, chocolate chip, blueberry, or everything? And what if Fox’s decision to turn it on defensively is as simple as a garlic bagel with plain cream cheese, just like he used to get after Kentucky games? And Sabonis loves pumpernickel, so they make that one for him special, and everybody knows that the pumpernickel one is for Sabonis, and then one day Monk eats it as a prank and everyone laughs and laughs and the Kings trade Monk and Sabonis goes out there and averages a block a game? The guy pushing the cart will be named Teddy, and he will walk with a limp, and Harrison Barnes will buy him a Mercedes that he can’t drive because he never got a license.

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August 30, 2022 1:59 pm
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Nice!

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August 30, 2022 2:13 pm
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Dammit, this is what I came here to say.

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August 30, 2022 3:50 pm
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Your story would be better with a bit more random detail.

jk

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August 30, 2022 8:04 pm
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Is this a Talking Heads song?

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August 30, 2022 10:20 pm
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Keys are nice, but do the Kings know where the lock is?

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August 30, 2022 1:01 pm

Jordy Fernandez (screaming at the podcast): I give 3 1/3 F’s about winning!

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August 30, 2022 1:38 pm

Enjoyable on many levels . Do hope Kings players give a lot of F’s concerning winning .

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August 31, 2022 8:41 pm
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If Fox is the leader F’s are not given about winning. Sabonis needs to establish himself as the clear cut leader and best player on this team. We know he’s the best player but he needs to take on the leadership role.

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August 31, 2022 9:00 am

I really enjoy listening to Jerry’s stories. Thank you for making this podcast and allowing Jerry to just naturally be able to recall events and express himself. This is the knowledge and insight into the game, and life in general, that keeps me coming back to this team and community.

Any thoughts on transcribing and organizing Jerry’s stories from the podcasts into a book? I would love to own something like that.

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August 31, 2022 1:27 pm
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Jerry, Whitey Gleason and Phantom have a terrific podcast called -Old Fashioned Three on Y ou Tube . Delightful and a lot of Jerry stories .

theparttime
August 31, 2022 12:08 pm

Garret Temple was underrated for me. Played his butt off, actually played good defense when nobody on the Kings played any defense, upstanding citizen, and got along well with Boogie!

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August 31, 2022 1:46 pm
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Probably one of the smartest players we’ve had recently, up there with Rondo and Udoka. Temple is an impressive person.

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