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Baby Reign: De’Aaron Fox says wife Recee picked Kings-themed name for their first child

Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox and his wife, Recee Caldwell, recently announced they are expecting their first child together.

Now, Fox has revealed they’ve already chosen a Kings-themed name for their baby boy as they await his arrival in February.

“Reign,” Fox told The Sacramento Bee prior to Monday’s game against the Phoenix Suns at Golden 1 Center. “We decided a long time ago. It’s just kind of a name we liked, and Reign kind of means reign, as in Kings, so there’s a little meaning to it. She actually picked the name.”

Fox first introduced Baby Reign on Sunday when he tweeted “My Reign is almost here,” but only a few of Fox’s followers suspected he might be referring to the baby’s name.

“Is (this) his name!??,” one Kings fan replied. “That gets me choked up man that it would have a relationship to the team, the city, the fans! So happy for you both!”

“He’s alluding to his son’s name here right?” another Twitter user asked. “That’s how I read it.”

Kings coach Mike Brown referred to the big baby news during his pregame news conference when asked about the challenges Fox would face against a stout Suns defense.

“I’ve just got to call more plays for him,” Brown said. “And I told him I would because he agreed he would name his son Mike, so (against) Phoenix, every play is going to be a pick-and-roll for him just because him and Recee agreed to that.”

Fox laughed when he heard about Brown’s remarks.

“No,” he said. “Definitely not.”

Fox, 24, already has one child from a previous relationship. He married Caldwell in a spectacular summer wedding with a guest list featuring numerous NBA stars and members of the Kings organization.

Caldwell, who played point guard at UCLA, Texas Tech and Cal, is a regular at Kings games, rooting for the team from her courtside seat. She suffered an Achilles injury a few months ago while working out with Fox.

Fox came out of Kentucky as the No. 5 pick in the 2017 NBA draft. He is averaging 25.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 6.1 assists in his sixth season with the Kings. He is shooting career highs of 53% from the field, 38.9% from 3-point range and 82% at the free-throw line.

Fox is in the second year of the five-year, $163 million max contract he signed with Sacramento in November 2020. The contract could be worth up to $195.6 million with incentives.

Earlier Monday, Klutch Sports Group announced it had added Fox to its stable of NBA stars. Klutch, which was founded by NBA agent Rich Paul in 2012, represents NBA players such as LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Zach LaVine, Dejounte Murray, Ben Simmons, John Wall and Trae Young.

Fox’s decision to join Klutch triggered a wave of social media reaction, much of it from Los Angeles Lakers fans who interpreted it as a prelude to a move to join the James gang in Los Angeles. Fox told Bleacher Report’s Chris Haynes that is not the case.

“When you’re an athlete who has any notoriety and you make a major change, it’s going to circulate and people are going to speculate,” Fox said. “But for me, I love being in Sacramento. This move had nothing to do with wanting to be traded or wanting to move on.”

Fox’s reign in Sacramento, it seems, has only just begun.