DeMarcus Cousins: Suspension Won’t Straighten out Troubled Kings Center

December 22nd, 2012 by Shawn Brubaker Leave a reply »
DeMarcus Cousins continues to baffle his team as he just never seems to grow up. After Friday night's verbal altercation with coach Keith Smart, Cousins is suspended indefinitely, according to ESPN. Don't expect anything to change once Cousins is back on the court.

The real question is, who really runs the Kings: Cousins or Smart? After all, Cousins was the player most responsible for former coach Paul Westphal's dismissal. For those who don't remember, Westphal sent Cousins home from a Kings home game last January and was fired four days later.

Westphal is not the only basketball person to recognize Cousins has behavioral issues. USA Today notes that USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo noted that Cousins "needs to mature as a person [and] as a player if he's going to have an outstanding NBA career."

In his third season in Sacramento, time is running out for Cousins to show he gets it. He needs to outgrow his hotheaded ways if he wants to make it in the NBA.

To be fair, Cousins seems like a good kid who is trying his best. He was nothing but apologetic after the confrontation, taking full responsibility for his actions. Hi ...

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