This was a very sad day for Demarcus Cousins, after playing in the NBA All Star games, he found out while there that he was being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans.
The 27-year-old finished his seven-year tenure with the Kings appearing in three All-Star games, and averaged 21 points and nearly 11 rebounds per game.
“My love for this city will never change,” said a teary-eyed Cousins. “Even though I’m gone it’ll still be the same. I’m still looking out for these kids. Every family in this city matters to me. Every soul in this city matters to me. Everything’s the same. I’m just not in a Kings uniform anymore, which is OK because the love is still here.”
Words can't even express how hard it is for me to have to leave the city of Sacramento and all of the amazing people that I have met while out here. I gave it my all for you and you gave it right back. The most amazing fans on the planet and I just want you to know that your support has meant everything to me. It's hard to believe that it was seven years ago that this young kid from Alabama showed up in Sacramento scared and not knowing a soul. As I look back upon my time here, I wouldn't trade it for anything. I have met so many amazing people, many of whom went out of their way to make me feel right at home from day one. Each and every one of you have played such an important part in my life and helping me become the person I am today. I don't just consider you all as fans, you all are my family…and a couple thousand miles aren't going to change a thing. Thank you Sacramento. #LoyaltyisLove
My friend got transferred to another city because of his job. He had some things to say. Rough to watch. pic.twitter.com/iBRyMf1UP7
— Carmichael Dave (@CarmichaelDave) February 21, 2017
Steph Curry showed his support as well:
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) February 21, 2017