LOS ANGELES (ESPN.com news services) -- Win a title, and then get back to me.
Fox says while he has respect for Sacramento, the Kings have not accomplished anything yet. With all their success in recent years, the Kings still have not advanced past the Western Conference finals. They do have the best record in the West right now.
The Kings came close to reaching the NBA Finals two years ago, but lost in overtime of Game 7 of the West finals -- to the Lakers.
"I think they see themselves as a peer," Fox told The Los Angeles Times on Tuesday. "They're a peer in that we all work in the NBA. And we've all had stretches of success individually and collectively as teams. But we're all judged on one thing. It's evident, we lose to San Antonio, they go to win the championship, our team is broken up...
"You know what? San Antonio is a peer. They won a championship ... and the day the Kings make it to the Finals or win a championship, I'd be the first to stand up in front of 'em and congratulate 'em. I'm just not a big fan of people who talk like they've done something, and they haven't done anything."
The Lakers have reeled off five straight wins after losing two
of three and are 22-8 since their last losing streak. They have
pulled within 3½ games of the Kings in the Western
Conference and Pacific Division.
Los Angeles has won five straight home games since losing to
Sacramento on Feb. 26 and posted a 104-103 overtime victory
over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday.
Bryant was in court Wednesday for his sexual
assault trial, but is expected to play.
Sacramento has dropped four of its last seven games, including a
112-101 home loss to the Bucks on Tuesday.
Chris Webber fell just shy of a triple-double with 17 points, 10
rebounds and eight assists for Sacramento, which plays seven of
its next nine games against teams headed to the playoffs.
The Kings have won their first two meetings with the Lakers this
season and the teams meet again at Arco Arena on April 11.
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