New Orleans Pelicans All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins has reportedly fered to cover the funeral expenses for Stephon Clark, an innocent 22-year old man who was shot and killed by police in Sacramento on Sunday.
Clark was reportedly killed in the backyard his grandparents' home on after two Sacramento police ficers fired 20 rounds at him because they believed he was an armed burglary suspect, according to reports.
According to the Sacramento Bee's Jason Jones, Clark's family had set up a GoFundMe Page earlier this week with the hopes raising $50,000 for funeral expenses and burial costs. The page has surpassed that goal, with more than $61,000 being donated already, but Cousins has still reached out to the family about taking care everything.
The 27-year old center spent his first 6+ seasons in Sacramento after being drafted fifth overall out Kentucky in the 2010 NBA Draft.
Last night, protestors shut down Interstate 5 during rush hour and converged arm-in-arm outside the Sacramento Kings home arena. Supporters holding signs with messages such as "Shut it down" set up around the Golden 1 Center prior to the Kings matchup against the Atlanta Hawks, preventing most ticket holders from getting into the arena.
The start the game was delayed for about 20 minutes as a result the protests but right before things got underway, Kings owner Vivek Ranadive addressed the crowd to show his support.