Jason Thompson dishes on his expectations for the second half of the season, his favorite new movies and more.
Hey, Kings Fans – I’m back at it for another go-around.
During our current home stand, we went up against the defending NBA champs and didn’t have our best performance, but we didn’t put our heads down after the game. We came right back with a win against Cleveland, and we’ll try to make it two straight with a ‘W’ against Washington Wednesday night.
As we approach the halfway point of the season, the main key for us is to stay consistent, since I think we sometimes tend to play to the level of our competition. We’ve beaten the top echelon teams in the Eastern Conference – notching great wins against Boston and N.Y. – and now we need to take care of business and rack up victories before the All-Star Break.
We’re going on a long road trip soon, which is going to show our character and go a long way toward determining how the rest of our season will unfold. If we can pick up a lot of road wins, we’ll be right in thick of postseason contention.
Family and Friends
Two of my best friends from N.J. – Kenny and Bill – recently came out to visit me in Sacramento and attended three games. I also showed them around the city, taking them to a couple of different restaurants and a few comedy shows. They had a chance to stay at my new house for the first time and enjoyed their time here.
I’m looking forward to the East Coast part of our road trip later this month because my family will be able to come out to our games and show their support. Not only do we play in Boston and N.Y., but also near my hometown in Philly, where I’ll need all the tickets I can find for my friends and family members.
Being back home also presents a great opportunity to host various events for my foundation, such as going to local elementary schools.
As a diehard Philadelphia Eagles fan, it would be great if they were in the Playoffs, but unfortunately, they’re not in the championship hunt this year. My Super Bowl prediction now is Patriots-Falcons, with New England winning it all. How about you?
I saw “Django Unchained” recently, which was very interesting. I had no idea what to expect based on the previews, and it ended up mixing serious topics with humor in an interesting way. It was a bit long, however, and I can definitely see why there has been a bit of controversy surrounding the movie.
Later this week, I’m planning on seeing “A Haunted House” – the spoof of “Paranormal Activity” – which a few of my friends have recommended. My brother, who’s playing in Belgium right now, told me to pick up the first season of “Breaking Bad” on DVD, as well.
As far as new music, I typically listen to new hip-hop and R&B releases. A few of my favorite new albums are The Game’s “Jesus Piece,” T.I.’s “Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head” and Rihanna’s “Unapologetic.”
Also, I had to get yet another phone, which has been the story of my life. I didn’t realize it was on my lap when I was getting out of the car, so it fell on the ground and shattered into little pieces.
I don’t understand what’s going on with the weather in Sacramento! We went to Detroit and Brooklyn earlier this month, and it was warmer than out here. I’ve been living in Northern California for five years, and this is definitely the coldest winter I’ve ever experienced. It reminds me of being back home, only without the snow – though if you drive for a couple of hours to Lake Tahoe, you can find snow nearby, too.
Thanks to everyone for reading my blog. I hope you stay warm, keep supporting us and continue coming to games.
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