Another season, another opening night. What does this mean? On a personal level, it means a trek down the mountain to join with family and friends to watch the Kings face the Rockets. It also means the POSSIBILITY that I will post some pictures from the game. No promises, however. I just recently got my very first cell phone and I'm not quite sure how to do everything. One good thing is I'm sure my two granddaughters will be more than willing to show their old granny how to work these newfangled gadgets. But, enough about me. The Kings in October 2017 are bringing something different to the court. And, hopefully, they're leaving something behind forever. I'm gonna kick the elephant out of the room right away and just say that as much as I loved DMC, I'm glad all the drama surrounding him is gone. I'll be watching TEAM basketball again, instead of a bunch of guys circled around one dominant player. Okay, that's out of the way and I personally don't plan on talking about it any more. This is a new season, a new team with some new exciting players, and I've got more hope and excitement going into this game than I've had in a very long time. It's not about wins - at least not right now. It's about those key words I love to use - heart, hustle, effort and energy. I know I'll see all of those. I have another conundrum. I don't own a jersey from any of our current players. At this point, I may not buy one. If anything, I may just get one with #21 on it. You can never go wrong with the classics. This will be only my second trip to G1C. It's still foreign to me, almost like going to an away game back in the day when Kings fans outnumbered the locals. I hope to be able to get down the hill more this season. I want to feel as at home in the new arena as I did at Arco. Hopefully I live long enough. I have high hopes for Fox, Mason and Bogs. They seem to have that spark, that hunger. Bogs brings the extra bonus of being a winner and knowing what it feels like, even if it was overseas. Winning is winning. As for the others? The jury is still out for me on Papa, Buddy, and Skal. I'm hesitant about WCS, but hope he can get his head on straight. I've said it in other threads, but I'm beginning to fear he may be this team's Gerald Wallace. He has the talent but he just doesn't seem to have the focus. I hope it doesn't take moving to another team to get it. For the first time in the 2017-2018 season, I am proud once again to say... I LOVE THIS TEAM! Go Kings! Or, in Serbian, Napred Kraljevi!!