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Paying respect and remembrance to Jack Twyman and Maurice Stokes

When an NBA basketball team relocates to another city, the history of that team goes with it.  For the Sacramento Kings, that means there is a lineage that began in Rochester, New York during the 1948-49 season with the Rochester Royals of the BAA.  That original team had great success, including a 45-15 record in its inaugural season and the franchise's lone championship three years later during the 1950-51 season. During the 1955-56 season, just two seasons before the team relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio, the Kings drafted 6-foot-7 forward Maurice Stokes with the 2nd overall pick of the first round and future Hall of Fame player, 6-foot-6 guard-forward Jack Twyman with the 2nd pick of the second round. ... More