DeMarcus Cousins was long rumored to be on the way out of the capital city of California. It finally happened last season, and on Thursday night he returned to Sacramento for the first time since being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans.
Cousins sometimes clashed with some of the leadership in Sacramento, including former coach George Karl, but in his time there he was loved by many fans. During introductions before Thursday night’s game, the Kings took the classy route and decided to honor Cousins with a video tribute.
The in-arena announcer also made a nice note of the contributions Cousins made to the community around him. Among others, Cousins once paid for the funeral of a local high school football player who died from gun violence.
The video itself was nice, and the warm welcome at the Golden 1 Center was pretty cool to see.