DeMarcus 'Boogie' Cousins gives emotional farewell to Sacramento

DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins may be brash at times, but he showed another side to him Monday night.

A day after the Kings traded Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans, the All-Star center said his goodbyes to some in the Sacramento community and the 6-11, 270-pound big man began to tear up in a video that was posted to Twitter.

“I love this city and never change,” he said before pausing to collect his emotions. “Even though I’m going it’ll still be the same, still looking out for these kids. Every family in this city matters to me. … Everything’s the same, I’m just not in a Kings uniform anymore. … but the love is still there. Thank you very much.”

DeMarcus Cousins gives an emotional farewell to Sacramento.

DeMarcus Cousins gives an emotional farewell to Sacramento.

(Brandon Dill/AP)

Earlier on Monday, Kings GM Vlade Divac said in a press release, “It was time for a change and I decidied this was the best direction for the organization. …Winning begins with culture and character matters.”

While Cousins has had some disciplinary issues with technical fouls and verbal altercations with the media, Divac may have underestimated how much Cousins meant to the Sacramento fans and what the organization and city meant to him.

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