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Kansas City/ Omaha Kings were a professional basketball team with the NBA from 1972 to 1974. The team had an exceptional arrangement to share games between the cities of Kansas and Omaha. The Kansas City/ Omaha Kings are now called the Sacramento Kings.

The Original Kings team was originally found in 1945 in the city of Rochester and was known as the Rochester Royals who played with the National Basketball League. The Royals who in 1949 moved to the National Basketball Association later moved to Cincinnati in 1957 and after a row of defeats were bought by a group of businessman in Kansas City. When the Royals relocated to Kansas in 1972, they were christened as Kings as Kansas already had a Baseball team named Royals. The team colors were Blue, White and Red. They continued with their logo they had when they were Royals and just changed the Royals with Kings which was written in white inside the red crown. Their home arena was split between the Kansas City Municipal Auditorium and the Omaha Civic Auditorium.

The Kings had an awful start and remained in the last position in the Midwest Division for the first two seasons. They had a 36 wins 46 losses and 33 wins 49 losses record in 1972 and 1973 respectively. In 1974, they made it to the playoffs for the first time as Kings, however lost to the Chicago Bulls. The Kings could only play a few games in the city of Omaha and hence abandoned Omaha from their name in 1975 and became the Kansas City Kings. The Kansas City Kings later went on to become the Sacramento Kings after their move to Sacramento. The NBA Hall of Famer, Tiny Archibald played with the Kings during their Kansa City/ Omaha days.

In the total of 246 games the team played as the Kansas City and Omaha Kings they won 113 games and lost 113 games.

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