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Kings to use 'Air Drake' for preseason India trip

From NBA.com Staff

In a change that links one of the most recognizable recording artists to the lofty “Kings” moniker, Sacramento will make its preseason India trip aboard “Air Drake,” a Boeing 767-200ER that is owned by the award-winning musician.

“Yesterday, out of consideration for the comfort of the players given the travel time required to make this historic trip to India, the Kings finalized an additional aircraft for the players and several members of the coaching staff,” the Kings confirmed in a statement.

Kings players are eager to enjoy the unexpected accommodations.

“I’ve seen pictures, I’ve seen some videos,” De’Aaron Fox told reporters at the Kings’ media day. “It’s definitely a cool plane from the outside-in. It’s dope. If y’all haven’t seen the inside of the plane, y’all gotta see it.”

Second-year big man Marvin Bagley told reporters he “might have to write another album on the 18-hour flight. It’s going to be a long one.”

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