When the Kings arrive in Orlando, Florida next month for the NBA's 2019-20 season restart, they know they have to be on top of their game.
As one of five teams on the outside looking in on the Western Conference playoffs, the Kings have to go at least 5-3 to have a chance of reaching the play-in game for the No. 8 seed.
Their odds are long, but at least the Kings will get the opportunity.
That is, unless you ask The Ringer.
The website ran a Twitter poll on Friday afternoon, asking their followers which team will be the No. 8 seed. The Ringer gave their fans three choices: The Memphis Grizzlies, the Portland Trail Blazers and the New Orleans Pelicans.
Who'll take the 8th seed?
— The Ringer (@ringer) June 26, 2020
The Kings were omitted despite Twitter poll questions allowing for four choices. As you can imagine, Sacramento was not happy with this.
Within an hour of their initial tweet, The Ringer realized what they had done and issued an apology in GIF form.
From July 31 to Aug. 13, the Kings will play eight games in Orlando. If they are within four games of the No. 8 seed, they will be part of the play-in round for a chance to be Western Conference's last seed in the NBA playoffs.
If the Kings can pull off the impossible and nab the No. 8 seed, they surely will have a tweet aimed at The Ringer ready to go.
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Kings not happy being left off The Ringer's No. 8 seed Twitter poll originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area