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DeMarcus Cousins gave an emotional, tearful goodbye to Sacramento Kings fans after getting traded to the Pelicans

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Right up until he was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans, DeMarcus Cousins insisted he wanted to stay with the Sacramento Kings.

Despite six straight losing seasons and a sometimes-volatile relationship with the front office and team, Cousins had said he wanted to spend his entire career in a Kings uniform. Reports this season said he intended to sign a five-year, $209 million contract extension with the Kings.

After being traded, whether or not the change of scenery will be good for him, Cousins seemed upset to be leaving Sacramento. During a farewell party Cousins gave a tearful goodbye to the city and its fans in a video captured by Carmichael Dave of KHTK.

"My love for this city will never change," Cousins said before getting choked up and turning away.

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LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 19: DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Kentucky Wildcats is pictured during the game against the Sam Houston State Bearkats at Rupp Arena on November 19, 2009 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
LEXINGTON, KY - DECEMBER 21: Darnell Dodson #3 (left) DeMarcus Cousins #15 (center) and DeAndre Liggins #34 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrate following the 88-44 victory over the Drexel Dragons at Rupp Arena on December 21, 2009 in Lexington, Kentucky. The victory was the 2,000th in the history of Kentucky basketball. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
KNOXVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 27: DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Kentucky Wildcats sets to shoot a free throw against the Tennessee Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena on February 27, 2010 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tennessee defeated Kentucky 74-65. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 14: (L-R) DeMarcus Cousins #15, Ramon Harris #5 and Darnell Dodson #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrate after Cousins made a 2-point basket at the end of regulation to tie the game and send it into overtime against the Mississippi State Bulldogs during the final of the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament at the Bridgestone Arena on March 14, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 24: DeMarcus Cousins stands with NBA Commisioner David Stern after being drafted fifth by The Sacramento Kings at Madison Square Garden on June 24, 2010 in New York, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
SACRAMENTO, CA - JUNE 26: DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Sacramento Kings poses for a portrait on June 26, 2010 at the ARCO Arena in oacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 8: DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Sacramento Kings reacts after the play against the Washington Wizards on December 8, 2010 at ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
Sacramento Kings DeMarcus Cousins (C) drives to the basket as Dallas Mavericks players defend during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Sacramento, California February 9, 2011. REUTERS/Max Whittaker (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 1: DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Sacramento Kings goes to the basket during the game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center on December 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - MARCH 23: Here is a close-up of the Sacramento Kings DeMarcus Cousins #15 while playing the Denver Nuggets on March 23, 2012 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) scores past Brooklyn Nets guard Keith Bogans (10) in the first half of their NBA basketball game in New York, January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
Feb 12, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) works against New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Sacramento Kings defeat the New York Knicks 106-101 in OT. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports
DeMarcus Cousins (C) of the U.S. slams a dunk against Serbia during their Basketball World Cup final game in Madrid September 14, 2014. REUTERS/Juan Medina (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
Nov 15, 2015; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins (15) reacts against the Toronto Raptors during the second quarter at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 5, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins (15) shoots over Dallas Mavericks center Zaza Pachulia (27) during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Mavericks defeat the Kings 117-116 in double overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 12, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Western Conference center DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings (15) is interviewed during media day for the 2016 NBA All Star Game at Sheraton Centre. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; USA forward Carmelo Anthony (15) and center DeMarcus Cousins (12) during practice at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
2016 Rio Olympics - Basketball - Quarterfinal - Men's Quarterfinal USA v Argentina - Carioca Arena 1 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 17/8/2016. Demarcus Cousins (USA) of the USA and Deandre Jordan (USA) of the USA joke around on the bench . REUTERS/Jim Young TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
Nov 3, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic forward Serge Ibaka (7) defends Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) in the first quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 14, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins (15) moves the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 17: DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Sacramento Kings speaks with the media during media availability for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game at The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans on February 17, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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"I'm still looking out for these kids," he continued. "Every family in this city matters to me, every soul in this city matters to me. So, everything's the same, I'm just not in a Kings uniform anymore."

The Pelicans don't play in Sacramento again this season, but when Cousins does return to Sacramento, it seems like he'll receive a warm welcome.

Watch the tearful goodbye below:

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