Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins has spent the vast majority of his offseason with children on his “School is Cool” tour, but the former Kentucky Wildcat took a momentary break while in his former stomping grounds to throw out the first pitch at a Lexington Legends game.
While there, Cousins spoke to Lex18.com’s Alan Cutler and expressed optimism for the Kings franchise, stating that good things were to come. He also talked about his maturity and desire to be a leader, something he’s been trying to improve upon.
“A rough season,” says the former UK star after throwing out the first pitch Thursday night before the Lexington Legends played. “Another rough season. Another learning season. I’m still a believer. I believe the good times will come.”
“I’m trying to improve on everything. Being a leader. Every year I’m trying to get my field goal percentage up. My all around game. It’s not one specific area I’m trying to work on. I’m trying to work on everything.”
For many, Cousins’ actions speak louder than his words, but it’s good to see the versatile big with his head on straight, talking a good game.
Hopefully for both Cousins and King fans, talk isn’t all that it is.