DeMarcus Cousins delivered an emotional farewell speech to the city of Sacramento last night in which he expressed his love for the city, the community and all of the kids that he looked out for during his 6+ years with the franchise.

A tearful Cousins addressed the small crowd prior to today's flight to New Orleans.

"My love for this city has never changed."

"My love for this city has never changed. Even though I'm gone, it'll still be the same. You know, I'm still lookin' out for these kids. Every family in this city matters to me; every soul in this city matters to me.

"Everything's the same. I'm just not in a Kings uniform anymore, which is OK, because, you know, the love is still here. It's still gonna go on."

Cousins, Anthony Davis and the rest of his new teammates will kick off the home stretch of the NBA's regular season on Thursday night against the Rockets in New Orleans. He'll get a chance to go up against the Kings on March 31st in NOLA.

Watch a portion of his goodbye to Sacramento below.