While a handful of Sacramento King players have been spotted locally this offseason, DeMarcus Cousins has spent part of his time off giving back in some of his former stomping grounds.
The former Kentucky Wildcat and Mobile native has been in both communities the past few weeks, making stops at local schools like Eubank and Burnside Elementary during his “School is Cool” tour.
In addition to talking to the children, both in group and one-on-one settings, Cousins has also been spotted playing pickup games with the kids, though few moments may get more attention than that of Cousins being given a bit of top secret info from one of his fans.
While giving out autographs, high-fives and hugs, a young lady approached Cousins and as can be seen in the video below, let her feelings be known about the Kings big man – though – she just wanted to keep it between the two of them:
For all of the flack Cousins receives, both from King and NBA fans alike, the softer side of Cousins isn’t seen often on a mass setting. While the media tends to focus on the outbursts and suspensions, the stories about Cousins dressing up as Santa at local electronic store or Cousins donating money to victims of tragedies both big and small are often left unmentioned.
Like Cousins or not, it’s a heartfelt moment as can be seen by Cousins wide eyed smile.