When Demarcus Cousins was shipped to the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday in a blockbuster trade one of the questions on everybody's mind was whether or not the All-Star had forced his way out of Sacramento. Anytime a franchise player moves teams, fans wonder whether or not the player was open to the trade and their loyalty is put into question.

Monday, Boogie attended a farewell event in Sacramento where he gave a heartfelt speech to a crowd of Kinds fans in which it became abundantly clear that the centre's love for the city was 100 percent genuine.



In an era where fans believe that athletes are more loyal to paychecks than the city they play in, this clip of Cousins is a great indicator that that is simply not always the case.

Steph Curry caught wind of the video shot by radio host Carmichael Dave, applauding Cousins's passion for the city of Sacramento and their fans.