SACRAMENTO -- De’Aaron Fox made it clear the first day that he arrived in Sacramento that he loves the city. He may have even made it clear before he was drafted by the Kings with the fifth overall selection in the 2017 NBA Draft.
Before the start of his sophomore campaign with the Kings, the 20-year-old turned to the Players’ Tribune to send his adopted hometown and the fans of the team a little more love.
“If I’ve learned one thing from being here, maybe it’s not surprising that we get overlooked, or even disrespected, but we don’t tolerate it,” Fox says in the clip. “Sacramento, you don’t ask for a lot. Just that we’re all in, like you are.”
“I don’t want to make any promises I can’t keep, but I’ll promise this, you fought for us, for this team, this franchise and this city, and that’s why we’ll fight for you,” the former Kentucky star continued.
Fox came into training camp in great shape and with a more mature outlook on the game. He’s hoping to take on a leadership role for a club in desperate need of someone to step forward.
A breakout season from Fox would go a long ways towards improving the prospects of a Kings team that comes in with reasonably low expectations this season.