On Tuesday, Sacramento Kings guard Davion Mitchell made a special appearance on the Deuce & Mo podcast. During his incredible interview, Mitchell opened up about his thoughts on the Kings’ record 16-year playoff drought.
“I think about it every day,” Mitchell said. “Making history is what I want to do. That’s why I say everything happens for a reason. I am here for a reason. And I think I can be the solution where I can be on this team and we make the playoffs after 16 years.
There is nothing more uplifting to hear both as an organization and as a fan than a statement like this from one of the players. Mitchell is 100% bought out by the organization and the city and wants nothing less than success.
As Mitchell said, he wants to make history. Something he is very used to doing. Prior to attending Liberty County High School in Hinesville, Georgia, the school had never won a state championship. Until Mitchell goes. Before attending Baylor University in Waco, Texas, the school hadn’t made an appearance in the Final Four of the NCAA tournament since 1950. Until Mitchell went. Now with the Kings, Mitchell predicted he will raise another team from the ashes into the realm of success.
With Kobe Bryant’s type of work ethic and borderline obsession with basketball and winning, there’s not much that will stand against Mitchell. Perhaps it was fate that Mitchell would land in Sacramento.