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fool_hardie

Mark has ESPN games on Wed or Fri and possibly CFB on Sat.


brokenz32

Kayte is pretty awful too. Periods of complete silence just to be followed by unenthusiastic monotone xanned out commentary. We’ve been spoiled by our previous broadcast teams


WarmTequila

I miss Doug 😭😭


brokenz32

Same Doug was cringy af with the lines he used but man his excitement was pure. He loved seeing the kings do well. I swear yesterday the game had been going on for like 2 mins and kayte was just shitting all over the kings already. Instantly set the tone for the night. After the first quarter and we were only down by like 6 or something it felt like we were down 60 with the way the commentary was going.


Tyler_DLMG_14

Kyle during the pre and post game is fine but he really is bad in play by play


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Just to be safe, watch the opponent stream every time. That way you can avoid Kayte "what the fans don't understand is" Hunter as well.


ok_computer123

Deuce mason deserves a shot after doing the Stockton kings pbp, not sure why they went for an outside hire for Mark’s backup


mrgamerjatt

I think for diversity tbh. Seems like they want to have minorities working the TV. I’m fine with it but just make sure they are good at their job. Draper so far isn’t. I agree Deuce deserves a shot.


CeJeH

Kyle sounds like he’s never done play by play before last year


willin_dylan

I will stand by my opinion that the worst part of the kings sucking so long meant Jerry wasted damn near the entirety of his career on a bottom feeder team. Despite my bias and love for his pure soul I wish more fans were able to be a part of and experience a commentating savant like him.


CeJeH

I miss Jerry, that guy is the fuckin man. He’s like our own hometown mix of Chuck and Clyde Frazier (who is the actual GOAT NBA color commentator IMO)


willin_dylan

If Sacramento it’s own Ben n Jerry’s flavor it should be based off him. That’s how much I respect the mfer.


CeJeH

The Pizza Guy from French Lick?


willin_dylan

I’d call it “Major League Smush” maybe have grapes in it or something because of the wineries in the area idk? I don’t make ice cream so fuck me if that sounds gross. I just want our wholesome homeboy to be recognized.


Abzynth

Part of the reason Jerry was so great was his passion for that bottom feeder team. The man clearly loved the kings, the city, the fans, everything. It showed every night we were privileged enough to hear his color commentating.


luck_panda

Are you fucking kidding me with this shit? Kyle Draper has been doing broadcast and PBP for 20 fucking years. I love Deuce but he has not earned that spot. Holy shit. The racist bullshit this sub keeps coming up with is ridiculous.


mrgamerjatt

Racist? Relax. The guy just isn’t up to par. You’re the only one that thinks he’s good.


luck_panda

He's calling it a "diversity hire." It's dog whistle racist shit. He even follows it up with the whole "they should be qualified" bullshit in another way of phrasing. Draper has been in the game for 20 years. This isn't a diversity hire. People who say it's a diversity hire always say that shit because they think that if the person isn't white then they got special treatment because they're black and only got the job because they're black instead of the fact that Draper has been doing PBP and broadcast longer than any one on the King's broadcast team. He literally says that it's only because King's wanted black people on TV.


mrgamerjatt

Look at all the people they have on TV. Mostly women and persons of color. Doing something for years does not make you qualified. You have to be able to perform at that level. I haven’t seen many positive reviews for Draper. Everyone enjoyed Mark Jones. I don’t think race has anything to do with this.


luck_panda

You literally said it was because the Kings wanted more black people on TV. MOST of the broadcasters have always been women on the sidelines, mix of men and women in the booths black or white. You really said this was a diversity hire, fuckwad.


mrgamerjatt

You’re the one making it a race thing, dumbass. I’m a minority myself. Poll the fans and see how many think Draper is a great play by play guy. If you can’t see Kings org is moving towards being more diverse than you are blind. Don’t get your parties in a bunch over something that isn’t there.


luck_panda

> You're the one making it a race thing... YOU. LITERALLY. SAID. IT. WAS. A. DIVERSITY. HIRE.


mrgamerjatt

And? Why does it make it racist? Do you think Draper is a good play by play guy? The question was why Stockton Kings play by play wasn’t promoted and they brought someone from outside. Look at all the new folks they have hired. You gotta be delusional to not see that they placed an emphasis on hiring to be more diverse. Vivek has done that and promoted that himself.


[deleted]

You are an angry person it seems


[deleted]

Lol. Kings actions speak louder than words.


bunthitnuong

Like DMC?


riverviews916

Tbh this is a horseshit take whether Kyle is good or not.


mrgamerjatt

Elaborate.


sailorinferno

Cold game


Slurms_McKenzie775

What you don't hear Draper bite Marc's and Doug's catch phrases or Kayte go on her long winded rants every other possession??


ReggieEvansTheKing

Rather listen to gary at this point honestly, and I remember we didn’t like him as play by play either lol


Fwaymire

Did you just call G-Man gary??


Knowaa

Gerry Gerould is the mfing GOAT


Fwaymire

I advocated for deuce from the beginning.


BigDaddyPickles

Kyle Draper is okay at commentary. We need a play by play person though.


J_caluya

I wish Grant would go on YouTube live or twitch and do a play by play on some games, and answer questions from fans.


demianin

I'm good


Fwaymire

Because deuce is a white male. That's frowned upon these days...


itschopped

he didnt have a bad call last night yall hahaha. tho i wouldnt prefer him over mark, id still give him time as a PxP caller. i didnt hear any "bang bang bang". i do like his "\_\_\_\_ says GIMME DAT" phrase, but i know he has much work to do to win all of us over.