1. Your majority owner Vivek Ranadive is Indian-origin. What have you heard about India? Do you have any plans of visiting India in the near future?

No, I haven’t been to India yet, but I’m looking forward to it.  I’ve heard from Vivek that it’s an amazing country.  And I’ve been working on my Bhangra so I know I’m going to impress you all once I’m there. There’s actually a video of me out there on YouTube doing the Bhangra dance at one of my neighbor’s, who was Indian, birthday parties. You all will have to find it.

DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Sacramento Kings attempts a free throw against the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 1, 2015 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Image courtesy: Sacramento Kings Organisation.

DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Sacramento Kings attempts a free throw against the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 1, 2015 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Image courtesy: Sacramento Kings Organisation.

  1. The Kings and Vivek have looked to promote you among the Indian basketball community over the last few years. How do you think that the Indian audience can relate to you as a star and your approach to the game?

I’m grateful for the support the Kings and Vivek have for me, it is humbling to say the least. I hope the residents and basketball fans of India are able to see that hard work and dedication creates success.dmc1-min2

  1. Any suggestions/tips for young ballers in India trying to improve their game?

Keep working hard, keep learning the game and remember you always have the potential to grow your game. My favorite player was Carmelo Anthony so I used to study his moves and watch all his games then try to do what he did.  I know that it won’t be long before I’m playing alongside one of you guys.  My man Sim is doing well here working on his game and I know there’s more coming.

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