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Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins unveils basketball court in Alabama for which he contributed $253,000

DeMarcus Cousins, Warriors

DeMarcus Cousins of the Golden State Warriors recently unveiled an outdoor basketball court in his hometown of Mobile, Alabama in which he donated $253,000 to help rebuild.

Cousins had made the commitment to donate for this cause last year. The project came to fruition as the court was finally unveiled during the ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 15.

According to Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson, the four-time NBA All-Star was apparently the one who initiated to get this done.

“We did not go to DeMarcus and say, ‘Will you do this? Will you give us this?'” Stimpson said via Mark Inabinnet of al.com. “He came to us and said, ‘This is something I would like to talk about, see if there’s something we could do together.’ He had already kind of made his mind up about what he wanted to do, and we just had to figure out how to get to ‘Yes.’ …”

Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat took notice and paid his respects for Cousins’ contributions.

Players giving back to their own respective communities has become commonplace in the NBA. One of the most prominent projects we have ever seen is when LeBron James opened the I Promise School in his hometown on Akron, Ohio. The new Los Angeles Lakers forward received a lot of praise for this amazing project for the children in the community he grew up in.

With the amount of money these players are getting, it’s great to see them take initiative in helping out people in whatever way they can. Despite recovering and rehabbing from a devastating Achilles injury, the Alabama native still found time to give back to his community.