For anyone coming to the site for the very first time, I'm Will. I'm going to take a page out of every cooking blog on Earth here and build up to the important stuff by way of personal anecdote. I was transplanted from my childhood home in Los Angeles when I was eleven to a little town just outside of Redding. It was rural - less than two-thousand people. The roads weren't fit to skate and my parents too cautious to give me anything with a motor, so my nights were spent sitting in front of the TV, listening to Grant and Jerry call Kings games. My first year living up north was the '01-'02 season and it didn't take long for me to figure out that the Kings were the only team I would ever truly love. Internet didn't come to my home till I was well into high school and when it did, the very first search on my very first computer with dial-up internet was 'kings website'. Which lead to me to all of you.
Almost a decade and a half later and I've gone from occasional lurker, to unabashed admirer, to uncertain commenter and then in a happy twist of fate, writer. I had to preface what's to come so that you can understand the magnitude of the joy and appreciation I have when I say - it is my absolutely pleasure and honor to introduced to you the newest member of the The Kings Herald team:
Did you really think this man was just going to quietly ride into the sunset? Hell no, he ain't! Starting this Wednesday, November 11th: Jerry Reynolds, Tony Xypteras and I will be dropping the very first episode of The Kings Herald Show, a podcast in which we talk everything Kings: the latest news, the league around them and especially, the history of the team we all know and love. Twice a month Tony and I will sit down and pick the brain of a Sacramento Kings legend on everything from the draft, to how the league operates behind-the-scenes, to just what Jerry thinks about those gold jerseys. (Spoiler: he loves them!) From time to time, we'll even bring special guests in to speak with Jerry, Tony and I about the league and the Kings place in the basketball universe!
Even more exciting still: for those of you who have subscribed to our Patreon, each podcast will feature a pre-selected, patron-submitted question, giving the people who have supported us with a chance to get their very best and most pressing questions answered by Jerry himself. Further still, we'll also be introducing a third Patreon exclusive mini-show every month where Jerry will answer a slew of the questions you come up with!
The Kings Herald is a website by the fans and for the fans, and I'm damn proud to be able to say this podcast isn't going to be changing that formula. We're just three Kings fans shooting the breezing, it just so happens that one of us may be the most beloved man in Kings history.
Please join the entire Kings Herald staff today in welcoming the newest official member of The Kings Herald AND on Wednesday as Jerry, Tony and I set out on the start of what is sure to be an incredible podcast!
You can find the show wherever you listen to podcasts. Some of the feeds are still updating, but you can subscribe now, here: