Some are just born to shoot a basketball, and Chris Mullin is one of those people.
The 50-year-old Mullin showed everyone that he can still shoot lights-out from beyond the arc, dominating the Sacramento Kings at a friendly three-point contest on Thursday:
In case you weren’t counting, Mullin connected on 14 of his 15 attempts, getting cheers from the fans at UC Santa Barbara, where the Kings are holding practice this week.
Mullin joined the Kings as a member of their front office last month. He served as the executive vice president of basketball operations of the Warriors from 2004-2009 after a 16-year Hall of Fame career in the NBA, in which he spent 13 seasons with the Warriors. He averaged 18.2 points per game during his career, shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc.
His track record in the front office, however, is rather shaky. He has made some good decisions, like trading for Baron Davis and drafting Monta Ellis, but has also made some head-scratchers, such as signing Corey Maggette and trading Jason Richardson.
The Kings underwent an ownership change over the offseason, with the Maloof brothers selling the team to Vivek Ranadive and his group of investors. Ranadive has been working to rebuild the Kings’ front office, hiring a new head coach in Mike Malone and a new GM in D’Alessandro. Now, he has the help of an experienced consultant in Chris Mullin.