Kings are being very sneaky in their push to get DeMarcus Cousins All-Star votes

BY Nunzio Ingrassia • December 28, 2016

With NBA All-Star voting in full swing, teams are doing whatever they can to get as many of their players on the rosters as possible. But the Sacramento Kings might have thrown a new tactic into the voting process.

The NBA allows fans to tweet their votes to the league as long as it includes the player’s name and #NBAVote. The Kings opted to include their star big man DeMarcus Cousins along with a number of superstar Western Conference players, asking fans to retweet if they’d like to see these players start in New Orleans.

https://twitter.com/SacramentoKings/status/814253085530812416

Seems harmless enough, right? Take a closer look at the names in the tweet. Only Cousins’ name is spelled correctly, which means the other players would not get a vote.

Some other NBA teams picked up on this clever maneuver and let the Kings know they see what they’re doing.

https://twitter.com/warriors/status/814254258480480256

https://twitter.com/memgrizz/status/814263396585664514

Cousins should get in on his own merit, averaging 29.1 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists. But every little bit helps.



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