Sports Illustrated is reporting that one of our beloved Cats, DeMarcus Cousins is paying for a murdered teenagers funeral. Excerpt from SI below:

Kings center DeMarcus Cousins will take care of all expenses for the funeral of a murdered Sacramento high schooler, reports Sean Cunningham of KXTV.

Jaulon Clavo, a varsity football player at Grant Union High School, was shot and killed Friday afternoon. Clavo was shot in the neck while driving a car with four teammates to pick up food before a home game.

The first-round playoff game against Breyer High School was postponed, according to The Sacramento Bee.

Cousins, who occasionally attends local high school football and basketball games, reportedly including Grant Union, offered to pay for the services, a city council member announced Saturday.

Cunningham reports that Cousins had hoped to keep his donation anonymous before the news leaked out at a candlelight vigil held in Clavo’s memory on Saturday. Cousins has donated in the past, including last June when he gave $27,915.05 toward the purchase of LED scoreboards for Sacramento High School’s gym.

This speaks volumes to his character that is often questioned due to his passion on the court. I know I am proud that he wore the blue and white, and you should be too.


  1. Kings All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins will cover funeral costs for Jaulon Clavo, a Sacramento high school football player who was killed nearly three hours before hosting a first-round playoff game. Senior fullback Malik Johnson, who was in a car with Clavo and other teammates when the shooting happened, was also shot in the arm but is expected to survive.


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