Sacramento Kings star DeMarcus Cousins was just one of many big names who took the court in this weekends University of Kentucky Alumni game, proving to be a deadly one-two punch with New Orleans Hornets rookie Anthony Davis. Davis and Cousins combined to score 82 of the “White Team’s” 121 points as the two (along with the Blue Team’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist) quickly became the stars of the show.
A handful of former Kentucky stars were expected to play, like Boston’s Rajon Rondo and Washington’s John Wall, but neither suited up. And while I’m simply speculating and going slightly off topic for a moment, given the amount of times Wall was “expected” to play in a charity game and never did, I really question if it was the Washington Wizards who put in the complaint about Donte Green’s “Goon Squad Classic II” earlier this Summer, resulting in it’s cancellation. Wall was supposed to partake in Greene’s first Goon Squad game, but oddly sat it out despite being present – and now with a CBA that allows franchises to more or less pull the plug on their players participating in any sort of charity game (if they so incline) – it seems extremely odd that Wall isn’t playing in these games that he initially appears interested in.
Back on topic – here are a few highlights of this weekends game, mostly featuring Cousins and Davis who dominated their opponents. You might also see a bit of rapper Drake, who coached Cousins’ White team:
DeMarcus Cousins Dunk:
Cousins Hits A 38 Footer: