Posts Tagged ‘DeMarcus Cousins’

USA Basketball cheers on Phelps, Ledecky

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — With a night off last night in Rio, what should the members of Team USA do? For a group of guys like Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins, Draymond Green, DeAndre Jordan, Klay Thompson and Kyle Lowry, they took advantage of the downtime by attending one of the night’s biggest events, swimming, which featured a couple of the biggest stars of the Olympics, Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky. Not only did the USA Basketball guys have a chance to cheer Phelps and Ledecky on toward gold medals, they got to spend some time with them post-race, as well…

DeMarcus Cousins and Harrison Barnes show off soccer skills

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — With Team USA in their final days of preparation leading up the Olympics, the guys took some time yesterday in Chicago to meet some fellow world-class athletes, although from a different sport. (Maybe Dirk could have used some tips.) Check the tape below of DeMarcus Cousins and Harrison Barnes having a kick about with a few ballers from Bayern Munich, including Franck Ribery and Xabi Alonso. DMC is a really effective goalkeeper…

And at the end of the day, it looks like DMC has decided to stick with what he knows best…

DeMarcus Cousins plays golf with Kings coach Dave Joerger

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is one of the most talented young post players in the NBA, and the Kings have spent the last few seasons trying to capitalize on their talented young core. Their latest move came this summer, as they hired former Memphis Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger. And from the looks of Cousins’ Instagram account, Joerger and Cousins are trying to build some chemistry even though the season is months away. Cousins posted a couple of videos of the duo at Top Golf in what looks like Las Vegas, working on their swings…

Ricky Rubio high-fives imaginary teammates

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Earlier this week we saw what happened when DeMarcus Cousins asked for a high-five, and there were no teammates around to help him finish the job. What did Boogie do? He gave himself a high-five.

Ricky Rubio found a different solution. After going to the free throw line by himself to shoot a technical foul shot against the Spurs, Ricky made the shot and doled out a couple of high-fives to teammates that didn’t exist…

Someone please high five DeMarcus Cousins

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Look, DeMarcus Cousins doesn’t ask for much. Play hard, leave it all on the court, and above all else, complete all high fives.

We saw something similar earlier this season when Boogie accidentally left his teammate Kosta Koufos hanging on a high five, then took to Twitter after the game to complete the high five.

Last night, just before halftime, Boogie reached for a high five that wasn’t returned. And in that instance, what do you do? Well, Boogie completed the high five himself…

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.

Sacramento Kings break out the ugly sweaters

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The holiday season is generally sweater weather, and what’s a holiday season without an ugly sweater to really celebrate the season? Last year the Sacramento Kings were on the forefront of the NBA’s ugly sweater movement, and it appears this year they’re at it again. Check out some of these pictures they’ve posted of their retro collection, including some awesome holiday sweaters, which are available here





ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Like we always do at this time, let’s take a look at the best instances of people getting #POSTERIZED over the last week and, at the bottom of the post, place your vote for a winner. And remember, if you see someone get posterized, tweet it with the hashtag #POSTERIZED so we don’t miss it!

Finally, congratulations to last week’s winner, Andrew Wiggins!

Now, let’s go to the posters!


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DeMarcus Cousins will not leave you hanging

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — There’s been enough drama around the Sacramento Kings the last few days that we perhaps shouldn’t be surprised if something as innocuous as a high five could go missed. Luckily, Kings center DeMarcus Cousins isn’t about to let something like that get overlooked…even if it takes a while to finish it.

During last night’s win over the Detroit Pistons, Cousins got a big bucket, but missed the high five attempt from teammate Kosta Koufos, who went ahead and finished it on his own…

But after the game, made aware of his error, Boogie Cousins took to Twitter to rectify the situation…

DeMarcus Cousins’ cousins love pranks

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Earlier this week we saw a local ad from Oklahoma City, where a couple of Thunder players played a dating game. And now here’s another local ad, this time from Sacramento, where DeMarcus Cousins shows how some of his “cousins” love pulling pranks…

VIDEO: Cousins cousins

(via CBS)