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DeMarcus Cousins helps open new entertainment center in Sacramento


Photo via USAToday.com

A few years ago, DeMarcus Cousins joined heads with some local businessmen in Sacramento to come up with a new idea for entertainment in the area.

Eventually, the former Wildcat became one of the biggest investors of “Punch Bowl Social,” a 565-seat restaurant designed for adults loaded with eight bowling lanes, two private Karaoke rooms, classic arcade games and virtual reality gaming.

Tonight, Punch Bowl Social opens in Sacramento, but because Cousins was traded to New Orleans last season, he will not be able to attend.

Though he’ll still be considered part-owner of the facility, he likely won’t be a major part of it at all.

“He was going to be here five nights a week,” said founder Robert Thompson. “He was pretty excited about this location. We were pretty sad to see him get traded.”

Even though he won’t be as involved as before, Cousins says he’s going to need some size-16 bowling shoes for his next time in Sacramento:

Millionaire? NBA superstar? Part-owner of a business in Sacramento? Not too shabby for a young kid out of Mobile, Alabama.

On another note, Cousins says he doesn’t believe he’ll be traded from New Orleans this season, and believes he’ll stick around when he hits free agency this offseason.

“I am confident in my team,” Cousins said. “I am starting to understand this business a lot more than I did before. You can kind of tell when things are about to come about. We’re a very competitive team. A talented team. I don’t think that will be the case at all.”

If another business opportunity opens up in the Big Easy, it looks like Cousins doesn’t have much to worry about.

Keep making us proud, Boogie!

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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