Twitter reacts as fantastic rookie season closes for Keegan Murray

This year was one that will stay in the memories of Sacramento Kings fans for years to come.

After years of being the laughing stock of the NBA, the forgotten team of California that the league wanted to move, the Kings were finally fun. Behind the star play of De’Aaron Fox, the Clutch Player of the Year, the Kings made the NBA Playoffs for the first time since 2006. New head coach Mike Brown was named the Coach of the Year, while Keegan Murray had a rookie season for the ages.

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Above all, the Kings were fun this year. In front of a passionate fanbase excited to light the beam, Sacramento was the new kid on the block who played with heart. They could score all throughout their lineup, especially from deep, and just had this fun play style.

Unfortunately, though, all good things must come to an end at some point. While they were able to take the defending champion Golden State Warriors to a game seven, they just weren’t ready quite yet. In the series’ ultimate game, they couldn’t match Steph Curry’s 50-point performance or top a championship team that has been here many times before.

It’s a disappointing end to a magical season. However, it appears to be just the start. With Fox transitioning into a full-time superstar and Keegan Murray possessing a bright future, Sacramento can really become something. Here are the best social media reactions to a heartbreaking end to a fantastic campaign.

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The Beam Will be Back

What a fun ride


Keegan Showing up When it Matters

High Praise

More Praise


Rise to the Occasion

Our Keegan Murray!

But is he 19?

Is That Good?

Next Big Star?

Experience is a plus

Bright Future

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