Thursday, October 3, 2013
Flush with a contract extension, DeMarcus Cousins donates $1 million to local charities
Last week, we wondered if the giant contract extension that the Sacramento Kings awarded DeMarcus Cousins would be worth it for the franchise. The consternation had absolutely nothing to do with Cousins’ iffy off-court reputation, and more to do with his issues defensively and in the low post.
Well, there’s nothing to dislike about this batch of off-court news, barely audibly announced towards the end of Monday’s press conference during Sacramento’s media day. The presser, designed to discuss the contract extension with new Kings owner Vivek Ranadive on hand, nearly wrapped up before Cousins was goaded into revealing he was donating $1 million of that new deal toward local charities.