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Sacramento Kings' DeMarcus Cousins
Is Using His Sneakers to Help People With Epilepsy
(excerpted from article by: Riley Jones)

DeMarcus Cousins
Image via USA Today Sports/ Winslow Townson
DeMarcus Cousins may be notorious for being one of the NBA's biggest hot heads, but don't let it ever be said that the Sacramento Kings center doesn't have a heart of gold.

As it turns out, Cousins is  quite a philanthropist, too. Tonight, as the Kings play host to the Phoenix Suns, the big man will support the fight against epilepsy by writing "End Epilepsy" and "#TeamAria" on his sneakers. The latter is a reference to the daughter of one of Cousins' close friends who was diagnosed with the disease at only six months of age. "She ended up undergoing brain surgery and has been seizure free ever since. She's an incredible kid with a inspiring story, and I'm honored to do anything I can to help promote epilepsy awareness," Cousins said of Aria. 

Tonight's game precedes what is known as Purple Day on Saturday, which is a day intended to raise awareness, education, and advocacy for epilepsy. Cousins' hand-tagged, game-worn sneakers will later be offered via a silent auction through the Sacramento Kings  and the Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California.

For more information, visit and keep an eye on the hardwood tonight to see Cousins' kicks in action.

Contributing writer specializing in sneakers.  @rchrstphr

Interested in Cousins' kicks? 
Access the auction by downloading the  Handbid app on an iPhone or Android device. Create an account, then search and select the "DeMarcus Cousins for Epilepsy Awareness" auction. 

*The auction will go live at 10 PM PST on Friday, March 25th and close at the end of the Kings vs. Mavericks game on Sunday, March 27th.*

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