Jan 10, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) picks up point guard Isaiah Thomas (22) in celebration after Thomas scored a basket and was fouled by the Dallas Mavericks during the second quarter at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Kid Beats Sacramento Kings DeMarcus Cousins At Knockout During Camp (Video)


No, it might not be a toddler beating up Kobe Bryant or Shaq, but it’s still a great moment to watch, especially considering the subject, Sacramento Kings star DeMarcus Cousins, who is somewhat vilified.

The former Kentucky Wildcat has a bit of a reputation around the league for being a malcontent but off the court, he’s as charitable as they come. The big man has donated plenty of his own money and time to natural disaster victims in the South, dressed up at local big box stores and handed out Christmas gifts along with countless other contributions that he doesn’t desire media attention for.

The big man, who has spent the vast majority of his offseason traveling across the country for a “stay in school” campaign made his way to Sacramento recently to hold one of his annual basketball camps and in the process found some tough competition playing ‘knockout’, which you’ll probably recall from your youth:

Knockout (also known as Lightning, Gotcha, Killer, Elimination, Poison, Crash, Fireball, Dynamite, Thunder, Thunderbump, Putout, Bumpout, Speed, Hurricane, Tornado, Ultimate, Scrum, Chicago Shootout and Bump) is a basketball activity. The objective of the game is to make shots in order to survive elimination and, in turn, eliminate other players. The basic rule of the game is if the trailing player makes a shot before the leading player, the leading player is eliminated. The winner of the game is the last remaining player.

Cousins seemed to have little issue getting to the finals but once there, well….

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  • Denhunter

    Most maligned player in the NBA…this guy has a heart as big as Alaska.