DeMarcus Cousins gives family a new car

VIDEO: Cousins car

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It’s the season of giving, and Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins took that message to heart recently when he gave a Sacramento family a new car. Cousins worked with the Kings to find a family in need, and as this report from Sacramento’s ABC 10 explains, this family has a rather incredible story

Williams and Pina are raising their 3-year-old daughter Marina, in addition to Selena’s two younger twin sisters J’nay and J’nette Sims, who were twice abandoned – once by their biological mother, and then again by family friends who didn’t want them anymore.

Malnourished and neglected, the twins, almost six-years-old at the time, were left at the front door of Maurice and Selena, who then contacted Child Protective Services for help.

They worked to try to get full custody of the J’nay and J’nette and raise them as their own, beginning an adoption process. In Oct. 2015, Maurice and Selena were granted full guardianship of the twins.

During that process, Maurice was working to finish school. He has a medical assistant diploma but hadn’t been able to find a job because of lack of transportation and childcare. Selena is currently attending Yolo Continuation School and is scheduled to graduate in May with her high school diploma. She had their daughter Marina when she was 16-years-old.


  1. Raptor4Life says:

    What a heartwarming story.
    The kinder, more gentle side of DeMarcus…. looks good on him and the Kings.

    • SportsballFEVER says:

      Holy crap, he’s smiling. I didn’t know he could do that. He looks just plain nasty when he’s on the court, which I suppose suits his game, but I had gotten the impression that he just spent his off time yelling at things. Good on DeMarcus, the Kings, and this cool family.