With the NBA All-Star game around the corner, the clock is winding down for players to woo fans for votes. Add to that that this year's All-Star game in Toronto will be Kobe Bryant's last and it can be tough to get a vote in the already stacked Western Conference. Luckily, the Sacramento Kings had a brilliant idea to get ensure their All-Star big man DeMarcus Cousins gets to All-Star Weekend two years in a row.
Channeling a little "Mean" Joe Greene, the 25-year-old Cousins recreated Greene's classic Coca-Cola ad from 1979. In the original, the former Pittsburgh Steeler defensive tackle only slightly acknowledges a young fan as he leaves the game. However, after the fan offers him his Coca-Cola to cheer him up, Greene tosses the boy his jersey, showing he's not so mean after all.
This time around, the Kings pay homage to the classic ad with Cousins tossing the boy a seriously sweaty headband as a souvenir. It's a bit more lighthearted than the original, but it'll certainly help the Kings' premier star garner a few more votes, especially since he seems to finally be gelling with point guard Rajon Rondo.
He'll definitely need them though, because even though he's having a good season, the overwhelming amount of votes seem to be going to the legendary Bryant. Still, out of all of the campaigns teams are putting together for their teams, this one has to be the best.