Sacramento Kings scrap planned T-shirt giveaway after DeMarcus Cousins takes issue – ESPN
The Sacramento Kings canceled a T-shirt giveaway Monday night after some in the organization, including star DeMarcus Cousins, found the shirts to be racially insensitive.
The Kings had placed black shirts adorned with a purple monkey as part of their Lunar New Year celebration on seats at Monday night’s game against theMilwaukee Bucks. The Chinese Year of the Monkey begins Feb. 8.
However, Monday also marked the first day of Black History Month, and players and coaches were wearing shirts in honor of the annual commemoration.