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History - Introduction

From Astronauts and Bruins, to Supersonics and Westars, and finally to the Kings of basketball – such has been the journey of the three-time National Basketball League champions, the Sydney Kings.

It’s a trek that stretches back over 30 years, to a time when the sport was played in tin sheds accommodating less than 1000 people for the most part – a time when professionalism, pay television and private ownership were considered fantasy, when players wore short shorts and played more for the love of the game than anything else.

In over three decades, the story of the franchise – born out of a marriage between two teams who were arch-rivals for years – has been a roller coaster ride from the depths of despair, to the ultimate high of championship success, to a stunning fall from grace and then a glorious resurrection.

We hope you enjoy this new section of the website which chronicles the rich and vibrant history of the purple and gold and includes information on past players, Sydney Kings Legends, historical statistics, a season by season look at the team and a tribute to the Sydney Kings 25th Anniversary Team. As time goes on we will be adding more exciting content, including videos, a photo gallery, and interviews.

Just click on one of the links below to get started!