Stung by Doubters Again, DeMarcus Cousins Showing He’s Not Same Old Boogie

August 12th, 2015 by Kevin Ding Leave a reply »

LAS VEGAS — DeMarcus Cousins is exceedingly aware of those who don't believe in him.

This can be a problem.

He can get distracted. He can lose his temper.

Nurture, or lack thereof, can overpower his nature—which plenty of people in Sacramento or the many converts within the USA Basketball organization will tell you is a good nature.

What, then, would be even more powerful than Cousins' simple good nature? His good nature working in tandem with, as opposed to against, the roaring fire that rises up when he feels wronged.

And it might well be Cousins has finally arrived at that sweet spot in his career.

The chaos between him and the Kings this offseason has brought him to a sweeping conclusion, one that is not exactly an endorsement of his fellow man but might just be the best thing to happen to him.

"People love negativity," Cousins declared Tuesday after the opening of USA Basketball's minicamp, his voice rising and his head shaking. "They feed off of that. They'd much rather see that than something positive happen."

Same as ever, though: Cousins ...

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