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NBA: Kings C DeMarcus Cousins is Loyal to Sacramento
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NBA: Kings C DeMarcus Cousins is Loyal to Sacramento

Jul 23 2013, 8:04pm CDT | by

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins says he is loyal to his team.

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins says he is loyal to his team.  Cousins never wanted to have the reputation of a player who demanded a trade, per the Sacramento Bee's Jason Jones, who adds...

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NBA: Kings C DeMarcus Cousins is Loyal to Sacramento

Jul 23 2013, 8:04pm CDT | by

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins says he is loyal to his team.

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins says he is loyal to his team

Cousins never wanted to have the reputation of a player who demanded a trade, per the Sacramento Bee's Jason Jones, who adds the Kings center wants to be part of the new direction the team's management is going. 

"I'm loyal to my city. That's one thing I am. I'm loyal. That's the biggest thing. I'm not going to give up on it."

Jones notes Cousins' long silence, which began when Vivek Ranadive took over as team owner on May 31, led some observers to believe he wanted out of Sacramento via a trade. Some even thought Cousins wanted to leave if he doesn't get the maximum contract allowed under the NBA's collective bargaining agreement which is five years at $80 million.  

However, he says he wants to be a Sacramento King even though he feels he hasn't received the treatment he deserves. Jones cites Cousins' past clashes with former Kings coaches Paul Westphal and Keith Smart as examples. 

"I do want to be a King. I do."

Cousins, who is working out at a USA Basketball minicamp with 27 other aspirants in Las Vegas, also says USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo calling him "immature" last year was "blown out of proportion."

"I believe the whole thing was blown out of proportion. What was said between us really wasn't as bad as it (seemed). For him to just push that aside and give me another chance, I'm very thankful for it. I'm going to come in here and make the best of my opportunity."

Cousins averaged 17.1 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 75 games in the 2012-13 NBA season, per ESPN stats.  

 
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FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014: Serbia Will Be No Match for Team USA in Final

Sep 13 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The gold-medal game in the FIBA World Cup was supposed to be Spain vs. Team USA, but France knocked off the Spaniards in the quarterfinals. Perhaps the French had used all of their energy to upset Spain, because they fell to Serbia in the semifinals 90-85. All while the other side of the bracket was filled with upsets and unexpected finishes, the Americans have continued to chug along. That's precisely what they will do on Sunday during the gold-medal game. Serbia has done well ...
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FIBA World Cup 2014 Schedule: TV Info, Live Stream and Championship Preview

Sep 12 2014 6:38pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The seas have parted for the United States at the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Spain, the supposed biggest threat to an American championship, was eliminated by France. Brazil, which featured a number of NBA players, was eliminated by Serbia. Then, Serbia eliminated the same France team that knocked out mighty Spain. That means Team USA will take on Serbia in the championship game Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on ES ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
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DeMarcus Cousins Holds Back from Punching Jonas Valanciunas (VIDEO)

Sep 12 2014 8:45am CDT | Source: slamonline

During Team USA’s 96-68 semifinal romp over Lithuania in the FIBA Basketball World Cup, things became testy in the post between DeMarcus Cousins and Jonas Valanciunas. After absorbing a couple of elbows to his head, Boogie Cousins cocked his fist and the scared the living day lights out of Valanciunas, but cooler heads prevailed. (There was also some shoving at the end of the match.) The post DeMarcus Cousins Holds Back from Punching ...
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3 things we learned from Team USA's blowout of Lithuania

Sep 11 2014 4:17pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Team USA has booked a spot in the 2014 FIBA World Cup final after a lopsided win over Lithuania on Thursday. Team USA advanced to the 2014 FIBA World Cup final with a 96-68 victory over Lithuania on Thursday. The semifinal matchup wasn't much trouble for the Americans in Madrid, as they held Jonas Valanciunas and the Lithuanians to just 30 percent shooting from the field. The dominant defensive effort keyed the win for the U.S., whic ...
Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation
 

 
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DeMar & JV square off in World Cup semis

Sep 11 2014 9:03am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The outcome may not be in question, but there’s a chance Thursday’s FIBA World Cup semi-final between the U.S. and Lithuania will at least be competitive past the first half. Maybe. You may recall that the last time these two played, at the 2012 London Olympics, it was an incredibly close matchup in which the Americans just barely pulled out the win in the final minute, 99-94. Still, it would be pretty foolish to make assumptions bas ...
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DeMar & JV square off in World Cup semis

Sep 11 2014 9:03am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The outcome may not be in question, but there’s a chance Thursday’s FIBA World Cup semi-final between the U.S. and Lithuania will at least be competitive past the first half. Maybe. You may recall that the last time these two played, at the 2012 London Olympics, it was an incredibly close matchup in which the Americans just barely pulled out the win in the final minute, 99-94. Still, it would be pretty foolish to make assu ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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DeMar & JV square off in World Cup semis

Sep 11 2014 9:03am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The outcome may not be in question, but there’s a chance Thursday’s FIBA World Cup semi-final between the U.S. and Lithuania will at least be competitive past the first half. Maybe. You may recall that the last time these two played, at the 2012 London Olympics, it was an incredibly close matchup in which the Americans just barely pulled out the win in the final minute, 99-94. Still, it would be pretty foolish to make assumptions based on that game as these are both dra ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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DeMar & JV square off in World Cup semis

Sep 11 2014 9:03am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The outcome may not be in question, but there’s a chance Thursday’s FIBA World Cup semi-final between the U.S. and Lithuania will at least be competitive past the first half. Maybe. You may recall that the last time these two played, at the 2012 London Olympics, it was an incredibly close matchup in which the Americans just barely pulled out the win in the final minute, 99-94. Still, it would be pretty foolish to make assumptions based on that game as these are both dramatic ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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1 week ago

DeMar & JV square off in World Cup semis

Sep 11 2014 9:03am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The outcome may not be in question, but there’s a chance Thursday’s FIBA World Cup semi-final between the U.S. and Lithuania will at least be competitive past the first half. Maybe. You may recall that the last time these two played, at the 2012 London Olympics, it was an incredibly close matchup in which the Americans just barely pulled out the win in the final minute, 99-94. Still, it would be pretty foolish to make assumptions based on th ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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1 week ago

DeMar & JV square off in World Cup semis

Sep 11 2014 9:03am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The outcome may not be in question, but there’s a chance Thursday’s FIBA World Cup semi-final between the U.S. and Lithuania will at least be competitive past the first half. Maybe. You may recall that the last time these two played, at the 2012 London Olympics, it was an incredibly close matchup in which the Americans just barely pulled out the win in the final minute, 99-94. Still, it would be pretty foolish to make assumptions based on that game as these are both dra ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 

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