Found October 03, 2013 on
It is so easy to blog on the negative things that athletes do; heck--its more entertaining. DeMarcus Cousins has been one of those guys in the past, but it appears that he may be working on changing the general perception people have of him.
How? By donating a cool million to charity after signing his new contract extension.
Rather than go for big money and have a better chance at a championship somewhere else Cousins opted to sign an extension with the Kings--a 4-yr, $62 million deal (not bad for a day's work, right).
Following the signing the team had a short press conference. Towards the end (around the 13:30 mark) it looks like the whole thing is over, but it is clear that Cousins has something else to say. He just isn't sure how to bring it up.
So he just says it:
This immediately makes him one of my favorite players.
You often here about guys making appearances for charities and donating some money. The typical donation from athletes is of the five figure variety, i.e. $10,000 or $25,000. While that is a substantial amount of money--one the charity is undoubtedly grateful for--its pennies to these guys.
Now this is not to say that it is there responsibility to donate anything, but its hard to think that these guys could do a little more sometimes for those in need--and without some sort of disaster striking first.
So when I hear about a player donating a million dollars to charity I think that is awesome. Well done Mr Cousins.
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DeMarcus Cousins catches a lot of heat for his attitude and demonstrative ways on the basketball court, so I found it fitting to praise him for something awesome he didn’t have to do.
Cousins of course just signed a huge four year $62 million extension. The Kings center will earn $4.9 million this season before his huge deal kicks in during the 2014 season.
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This is how it is done folks. During the Sacramento Kings media day, Ben McLemore & Patrick Patterson took posterizing to the level that it should be at, and poor Travis Outlaw just had to watch it happen to himself.
The question remains though, which of these poster dunks is the best?
Don’t forget this reverse poster, of sorts.
[H/T Bleacher Report]
Forgive me for a bit of cynicism. All of the intense harboring and belief that the KIngs have turned the corner has made me want to take a permanent residence next to a toilet. After all, there is so much ********* I can swallow before I can vomit incessantly. Which, naturally, reveals the contents of my stomach to be...wait for it......SACRAMENTO KINGS BASKETBALL!
This wasn’t quite Larry Bird at the 1988 NBA All-Star Shootout, but it was still pretty cool.
Chris Mullin needed to hit nine 3-pointers to win a contest with current NBA players at Sacramento Kings training camp. So he did — nine in a row, in fact, followed by three more. In all, the 50-year-old drained 14 of his first 15 shots. Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was impressed, while...
The Kings had a little fun during media day. Patrick Patterson is playing the role as the goal, he sets up Travis Outlaw and Ben McLemore does the rest: Follow Mark Gunnels @RealMarkGunnels Facebook.com/FullScaleSports Twitter: @FullScaleSport
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