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DeMarcus Cousins was awarded key to his hometown

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Marty Carrell/Mobile Mayor’s Office

DeMarcus Cousins received the key to his hometown of Mobile, Alabama by Mayor Sandy Stimpson on Friday. Cousins returned home this past weekend to put on a free youth basketball camp with free eye exams from VSP Vision. Cousins previously held the same type of camp in Sacramento.

“Teaming up with VSP is helping kids in Sacramento and Mobile see better and provides them with opportunities they may not otherwise receive,” Cousins said. “Having good vision is critical both on and off the court.”

Cousins and Mayor Stimpson spent two hours touring parts of Mobile on Friday. The purpose of the tour was to visit Michael Figures Park, a park that Cousins plans to renovate. Cousins wants to give the park a makeover that includes a new playground and basketball court.

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Marty Carrell/Mobile Mayor’s Office

Cousins and Mayor Stimpson stopped at a local elementary school during the tour for a photo op with the students.

“Me growing up, I wish I would have had a chance to interact with an NBA player,” Cousins said. “This is just my way of giving back to them.”

I love seeing former players do good and give back to others. Keep it up Big Cuz!

Article written by Kindsey Bernhard

Lover of dogs, sports and beer. @kindseybernhard

9 Comments for DeMarcus Cousins was awarded key to his hometown



  1. BtownUKFan
    10:42 pm August 23, 2015 Permalink

    But..but…wait a minute. I thought he was supposed to be in jail by now.

    Good for Boogie, I’ve always liked his character off the court. I don’t know if Cal influenced his “giving back” but it’s great to see him providing opportunities and influencing the next generation.



    • Reality
      11:35 pm August 23, 2015 Permalink

      And you’re a slobbering, gullible fool! Isn’t it amazing that only the thugs (cuz and wall) are the ones doing all these great things? There’s no way it could just be a P.R. campaign designed by their agents to clean up their poor image, could it?



    • Reality
      2:00 am August 24, 2015 Permalink

      I’m a fag.



    • Ha!
      2:06 am August 24, 2015 Permalink

      “Reality” is a slack-jawed, booger-eating Louisville moron.

      Oh, and a fag. 😉



    • RealitySux
      9:09 am August 24, 2015 Permalink

      Why are Wall and Cousins thugs? Because they are not the same race as you? Cousins has his issues on the court but never off and the court, where is Wall’s ‘poor image’. Do you actually listen to Colin Cowturd? Cousins and Wall are not the only ones doing this. There was an article recently about AD doing the same thing. These guys donate tens of thousands of dollars for this.When was the last time an ex-UL basketball player did something like this. The problem with ex-UL players is that none of them stay in the league long enough to build this kind of bank.



  2. Angelo
    11:27 pm August 23, 2015 Permalink

    Nice to see! Go Boogie!



  3. Edward Louis Severson
    5:55 am August 24, 2015 Permalink

    Love the pic of all the little fellas wearing a Big Cuz headband. That’s awesome!



  4. Daniel
    6:21 am August 24, 2015 Permalink

    Too bad Aaron and Andrew didn’t fit the age requirements…. they could’ve used those eye exams!! Great for Boogie, can’t wait to see him play in Rupp twice in the next couple months!!



  5. J-Dub421
    9:32 am August 24, 2015 Permalink

    It’s always nice to see players giving back. Way to go Boogie!