Kings Reportedly Nix T-Shirt Promo After DeMarcus Cousins Found It Insensitive

February 2nd, 2016 by Scott Polacek Leave a reply »

The Sacramento Kings celebrated the Lunar New Year during their game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, but they canceled a planned T-shirt giveaway when superstar DeMarcus Cousins reportedly said the shirts were racially insensitive.

Bucks TV analyst Marques Johnson provided the details on his Facebook page: "I walk into the building and DeMarcus Cousins calls me over to an animated discussion he's having with Kings operations people. He [asks] me, 'Olskool, what you think about this T-shirt? Told him a little insensitive on first day of Black History Month.' They pulled the shirts."

The Chinese Year of the Monkey starts Feb. 8, but Monday was the first day of Black History Month. reported "players and coaches were wearing shirts in honor" of Black History Month on Monday.

James Ham of CSN Bay Area tweeted an image of the shirt Sacramento had planned to give to fans as part of the Lunar New Year celebration:

Johnson shared an image of the workers in the stadium removing the shirts and thanked Cousins for speaking up: also reported every team in t ...

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