The Kings? They’ve been everywhere, man. From El Segundo to downtown L.A. to Phoenix to Kansas City to Denver to Anaheim to Las Vegas to Hamburg… If a city can make ice, the Kings have probably either been there or flown over it in the last three weeks. Now, it’s real. As I noted this morning, today seemed to be a turning point for several people in the traveling party, in terms of overcoming jet lag, and spirits seemed high at Kings practice today, as the players knew that they would finally be able to play some meaningful games. Always-entertaining Justin Williams gave his thoughts on the start of the season and how he’s feeling as he tries to adjust to Europe.
WILLIAMS: “The time is upon us. Enough make-believe. It’s time for the real thing. [laughs] We’re excited. Our summers have been too long and there’s been too much working out and too much waiting for the season to start. I’m really excited to get going.
“I think yesterday was a good day for me. I got to bed at midnight, got some good rest, got up at a decent hour today and I feel like I’m kind of on schedule now. I think they say it’s an hour per day per time zone, or something like that. We’re ready to rock.’’