Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins will take part in the NBA All-Star Skills Challenge.
The Sacramento Kings have been working hard to get their center DeMarcus Cousins in the NBA All-Star Game in Toronto and in all likelihood, he will be ending up playing in the game. He’s established himself as the most dominant big man in the NBA and his play has put the Kings in contention for a playoff spot.
While Cousins waits to learn if he’s an All-Star reserve for the Western Conference, he is for sure going to Toronto in February. It was announced on Thursday, that Cousins would be taking part in the NBA All-Star Skills Challenge.
The competition during All-Star weekend is usually reserved for the quickest point guards in the NBA, but Cousins will buck the trend and become the first-ever center to compete in the competition.
Seeing different positions take part in the skills challenge is actually a great idea and makes it far entertaining to watch, rather than seeing lightning fast guys try to break improbable records. Getting guys that normally don’t take part leaves it up to intrigue and can really highlight the skills of a player.
Cousins will now get to show everyone what he can do with a basketball in his hands in a skills challenge.