When you think of De'Aaron Fox, you think of a superstar. But a bigger stage isn't something he desires.
Recently, Fox was hanging out in a rented, beachside condo in San Clemente, Calif. talking to One37pm's Corban Goble. The Kings guard was playing on a grand piano. And despite being in Southern California, playing some keys from John Legend's "All of Me," he likes where he's at, cozy in Sacramento.
"I don't crave to be in a big market," Fox said. "After last season, there was a buzz in Sacramento. Everyone in Sacramento is a Kings fan. If we start making the playoffs, or if we become a championship contender, the entire city is going to go nuts. That's the difference between a big market and a small one."
The Kings finished the 2019-20 season 39-43 due to an impressive sophomoric outing from Fox who averaged 17.3 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.
If Fox continues on his superstar trajectory, he might have to put those low-key desires to the test.
But Fox's go-with-the-flow mentality is one to be admired.
He could have gone to Los Angeles or San Diego to be in the middle of it all, but San Clemente was the "laid-back" way Fox prefers.
It appears Fox not only loves the idea of playing for Sacramento but for the people of the city as well.