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A busy Thursday at Power Balance Pavilion yesterday. We caught up with Sacramento Kings rookie point guard Isaiah Thomas during Kings Media Day for this week's edition of the Cowbell Kingdom Podcast. Highlights
- Is it sometimes tough being a rookie on a team full of experienced young players? "It is, because at the same time, we're the same age, so it's like "why are you telling me to do that?" But at the same time, they've got some years in the league and they've been here for a few more years than I have, so I turn to them guys for advice any chance I can anyway."
- Thomas thought friend and fellow Washington-native Jamal Crawford was going to be a Sacramento King. He says he speaks to Crawford on a daily basis about all things. But the last four or five conversations centered on where the now-Portland Trailblazers was going to play this season.
- DeMarcus Cousins sprained his right ankle by stepping on Thomas' foot. The rookie point tells us how the injury went down.
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turned down multiple offers from European teams during the lockout, even with the chance of a cancelled NBA season. In the end, patience paid off for the 24-year old shooting guard out of LSU. CK: It was fun to watch you tweeting on Friday night, the emotional response. Talk a little about that, finding out you got your new contract. MT: It was kind of emotional. There wasn't no boo-hooing, it was just a couple of tears of joy me and my mom shared. But it's over with and it's down to business now. ... More