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.
At the end of his press conference to announce his new deal, Cousins made an announcement of his own when he revealed that he would be donating $1 million to local Sacramento charities.
As the press conference concluded, a relatively unsure Cousins looked around, hands wrapped around the microphone, clearly wanting to say something. Owner Vivek Ranadive was getting out of his seat, as was general manager Pete D’Alessandro. They could see Cousins wanting to speak, so they urged him on where he quietly announced that he was donating $1 million dollars to Sacramento families in need of financial assistance. There was no fan fare – no ‘praise me’ from Cousins. Had you turned away for a moment you wouldn’t have known it took place. It was literally nothing more than simple side note as he walked away over to awaiting media members.
Cousins wasn’t overly clear in how the funds would be distributed – he likely didn’t know as he simply stated that he would be donating to families in need along with Mayor Kevin Johnson‘s organization.
This won’t be the first time Cousin’s has donated money. Sources say the Kings young big man constantly gives to those in need.
Kudos to DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins.