NBA photographer Rocky Widner has been photographing the Sacramento Kings before there was any official NBA photographer organization. Working only for the Kings since 1985, Widner got the job before the team had even set up full shop in Sacramento, California.
“I got word that the basketball team was moving here from Kansas City, that was 1984,” he told ONE37pm. “I found out they had an office and some staff here, and I just started buggin' those guys—I said, ‘Hey, I wanna do your guys' work,’” he said. Those phone calls led to Widner courtside with the Kings during practice and games, and he’s been documenting every moment.