Founded in 2009, Cowbell Kingdom is a member of the ESPN TrueHoop Network. Its goal is to provide frontline, on-the-ground coverage of the Kings that leads to interesting and thought-provoking discussion amongst readers.

Cowbell Kingdom is a subsidiary of Small Market, Big Heart Productions LLC.

Principle Staff

James Ham
Senior Writer/Beat Blogger

Ham joined Cowbell Kingdom at the beginning of the 2010-11 NBA season and provides coverage through news analysis and in-depth interviews with Kings players and staff. Ham is also one of the producers behind the award-winning, independent documentary “Small Market, Big Heart” and provides game night coverage for at all Kings home games. Ham is a graduate of UC Davis and is happily married with two children.

Twitter: @James_Ham


Rui Thomas

Rui Thomas is a writer and reporter for Cowbell Kingdom. He previously covered the Sacramento Kings and the NBA for Sports Out West. He is published by Sports Illustrated’s Truth and Rumors and Yahoo Sports NFL among others.

Twitter: @mrruithomas

Kimani David
Videographer and Photographer

David joined CK in the 2013-14 season a videographer and photographer. He is a jack of all trades in digital video production, specializing in many different areas, including writing, editing, visual effects, camera work, graphic design and sound. Before joining Cowbell Kingdom, David lived in Los Angeles and worked as a Community Ambassador for The Young Turks. David is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz.

Twitter: @kimaniWdavid
Website: Let Me Out Productions


Aaron Fischman
Editor/Features Writer

Fischman is an editor and contributing feature writer for Cowbell Kingdom. The Los Angeles native graduated in 2011 from UC Davis with his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Communication and received his Master’s in Print and Digital Journalism from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in 2013. Besides CK, Fischman has covered the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks for SLAM and the L.A. Clippers for Clipper Blog, an TrueHoop Network Affiliate.

Twitter: @byAaronFisch

Tobin Halsey
Videographer and Photographer

Halsey joined CK in the 2013-14 season as a videographer and photographer. He is a long time Sacramento Area resident, who received his BA in English from Sacramento State University. He is best known for his work as director of the Sacramento Kings relocation documentary “Small Market, Big Heart”. He has also been the director and producer on several short films, including “The Terrycloth Monkey” and “The Sign Guy”, the former based on a short story published originally as “A Pawn Shop Acquisition”, and the latter an entry in the Sacramento Film and Music Festival 10X10 event that was screened at the Crest Theater in August 2011.

Twitter: @Tobin_Halsey