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Aside from all the drama that occurred between DeMarcus Cousins and the Kings over the years, he truly loved the city of Sacramento.  During his going-away dinner Monday night, the All-Star fought back tears as he delivered an emotional goodbye message.

“My love for this city will never change,” Cousins said while trying to hold back tears.  “Even though I’m gone it’ll still be the same. I’m still looking out for these kids. Every family in this city matters to me.  Every soul in this city matters to me. Everything’s the same. I’m just not in a Kings uniform anymore, which is OK because the love is still here.”

Cousins was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the fifth overall draft pick in 2010.  He’s played with them for all seven seasons he’s been in the league before being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans.

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