I'm a little befuddled right now.
This is about the time of year I start to make fun of the Kings with wild abandon. It's when I realize the team is hopeless, listless and positively devoid of talent.
But something strange is going on this season. I'm beginning to wonder if there was some kind of NBA zombie apocalypse. Bodies have been swapped. That much is clear.
That's the only way to explain the team's fast start, especially after an off-season that left Kings fans scratching their heads.
I would have bet 25 wins at most.
I mean, Omri Casspi?
Yes, Omri Casspi!
The former King has returned with the type of high-energy, refined game that I thought was impossible.
And what about Jason Thompson, a man who never saw a pump fake he didn't take? He's turned into one of the NBA's best defensive big men, stifling the likes of Tim Duncan and Anthony Davis.
Carl Landry? Awful contract. Veteran coming off a serious injury. Yet he's playing like a youngster again, winning down low and making all sorts of big shots.
Ben McLemore? He's suddenly playing like a real-life NBA player, nailing long-range bombs like he's back at Kansas.
And then there's that big angry dude in the middle. The guy they call Boogie.
He's been a revelation. Banging bodies, imposing his will on anyone who dares cross his path.
I've never been a big fan. I've wanted to see him traded on numerous occasions. But I'm almost convinced that he may have put his time-bomb ways behind him.
Yes, the Kings are fun again.
Let's hope the zombie apocalypse has a long reign in Sacramento.