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John Calipari endorses DeMarcus Cousins as NBA All-Star

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousinsplayed just one season at Kentucky before taking his talents to the NBA. His former coach, John Calipari, has embraced the "one-and-done" rule in college basketball, helping his players prepare for the next level at an early age.

But even though his time spent coaching the players doesn't last long, Calipari continues to show his support well beyond their time in Lexington.

He most recently posted a video to Twitter encouraging fans to vote Cousins as a Western Conference All-Star. And did so in his own unique way while rocking a "Vote Boogie" pin on a purple necklace.

Cousins joins a plethora of players who have promoted themselves on Twitter using the hashtag "NBAVote."

But his play speaks for itself. He's averaging 28 points, sixth in the NBA, and 10.1 rebounds per game. Those numbers may be good enough to earn him a third consecutive trip to the All-Star game, which will take place in New Orleans this year.

-- Josiah Turner

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