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DeMarcus Cousins donates Thanksgiving meals to 300 families in need


DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings have donated Thanksgiving meals to approximately 300 families in need this week as part of the NBA team’s “Season of Doing Good,” a community outreach program lasting throughout the holidays.

A majority of the families picked up the holiday meal packages at Sacramento’s Robertson Community Center.

Cousins even managed to sneak some court time with some kids.

Cousins later joined the Sacramento Police Department to spread cheer while going door-to-door, playing with children and to deliver holiday meals to those families who couldn’t make it to the community center while spreading some holiday cheer.

“The smallest thing can help that family and put joy in their life,” Cousins said, via ABC-10. “That was the purpose of today and that was for all these families today; just to put a little happiness and a little joy in their day and in their holidays. And let them know that people are aware of their situation and people do care, and that there are people out here that do love and support them.”

Cousins’ loyalty and dedication to the Sacramento community is nothing new, nor is it limited to the holiday season. Just last year, Cousins paid for the funeral expenses of J.J. Clavo, a Grant Union High School football player murdered on school grounds after class last November.

Cousins may not have the most sterling reputation while on the court, but he has time and time again demonstrated that when off of it, he’s one of the best guys in the Association.