Sacramento Kings center and Olympic gold medalist DeMarcus Cousins was praised Thursday on the floor of the House for his off-court work in his hometown, as well as for his gold medal performance with Team USA in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.
On Thursday, Alabama Rep. Bradley Byrne praised Cousins in Washington, D.C., for his “continued leadership” in the community.
Meanwhile, Mobile, Ala., Mayor Sandy Stimpson awarded Cousins the “Exceptional Citizenship” award for helping bring police and young people together.
Cousins also hosted a basketball clinic and a block party for kids at his alma mater LeFlore High School over the weekend. As part of his camp, "Break the Silence, Build the Trust: A Conversation on Police and Community Relationships" was held in the LeFlore High School auditorium.