Kings head coach Keith Smart showed off the catlike reflexes that helped him hit The Shot 26 years ago, lunging for an errant pass that had a bead on a towheaded youngster in the front row. "Earn this," he told the boy with his dying breath. "Earn it."
Sacramento pulled off a rare road win, just their seventh of the season, but the real story was Smart's heroics. Not every coach would give up his body for the sake of a fan, let alone a fan of the other team. Or maybe he just wanted to talk to the kid's mom.