At his wedding rehearsal Thursday night, Jimmer Fredette and his fiancee Whitney Wonnacott decided to go all-out. As part of the celebration, they had paper lanterns floating in the sky outside their rehearsal in Centennial, Colorado.
The only problem: Local residents reported the strange lights in the sky. Some even thought the lights might have been UFOs in the distance.
"Originally, I thought that something odd was going on," Danielle Arno, a Centennial resident, told a local news station. "There were so many of them. It was probably the most incredible thing I've ever seen."
The confusion was solved when one of the paper lanterns landed near a local woman's house.
Fredette, who was married Friday night, averaged 7.6 points per game as a rookie for the Kings this season.
Kings sophomore forward Skal Labissiere returned to Haiti for the first time since 2010 on Wednesday.
One day later, he reunited with the man who helped save his life. Labissiere was trapped under rubble in a 2010 earthquake. The man and Skal's father searched through debris before finding the talented hooper.
Labissiere is back in his native country to host a basketball camp from July 19-21. In his rookie year, Labissiere averaged 8.8 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in 18.5 minutes per game.
The Kings selected Labissiere out of Kentucky with the No. 28 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.
Editor's Note: The above video is from April 11, 2017.
With the Sacramento Kings drafting point guards De’Aaron Fox and Frank Mason III and then inking George Hill, the door closed for a return of veteran Ty Lawson. On Tuesday afternoon, the 29-year-old announced via social that he is heading overseas to play in China for the Shanxi Dragons.
Lawson played well in his lone season in Sacramento, averaging 9.9 points and 4.8 assists in 25.1 minutes per contest. He shot 45.4 percent from the field over 69 games, including 24 starts for the Kings.
Lawson almost made the leap to China last summer before landing in Sacramento on August 31. He joins free agent departures Darren Collison, Ben McLemore, Tyreke Evans, Anthony Tolliver, Langston Galloway and Rudy Gay, all who have signed elsewhere this summer as the Kings revamp their roster.