DeMarcus Cousins has become an absolute beast in his third season as a pro. In this highlight, Cousins shows his athleticism and versatility by playing the passing lane and stealing the pass intended for Kawhi Leonard. Cousins then decides to take it upon himself and dribble coast to coast. Not only does he get down the court in three dribbles, he finishes with a thunderous dunk over Danny Green. This should be a nice poster for some kid’s bedroom!
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DeMarcus Cousins has never competed in an NBA Slam Dunk contest, but that doesn’t do justice to the jams that he can throw down. The 6’11’’ Cousins averaged 1.5 steals with the Kings in the 2011-12 season, and he’s off to a good start in 2012, as he recorded three steals against the Bulls. One of the three ended in a bang in the second quarter of the Kings opener.
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Cousins finished the day with 14 points on 7-14 shooting along with seven rebounds and an assist. However, Cosuins’ 14 points weren’t enough to pull out a victory against the Rose-less Bulls in Chicago, and they started their season with a loss for the first time since 2009.
By: Christian Hardy- Sports-Kings Contributor
Well, if nothing else it appears Cousins at least has a passion for animals, notably his pet bulldog. Can’t always say the same thing about Cousins on the court, but it’s nice to see that Cousins has a soft side.
It was discovered by Ailene Voisin, of the Sacramento Bee During the Kings’ 127-102 loss to San Antonio on Wednesday. Voisin, noticed something that appeared to be hand-written on the white rubber on center DeMarcus Cousins’ sneakers.
When asked about it, Cousins explained that his 18-week-old bulldog died last week after suffering an allergic reaction to a bee sting. Cousins would go on to say:
“He just collapsed in his crate while I was on our last road trip,” Cousins said. “We had an autopsy done and everything because we wanted to know what happened. The (veterinarian) said it was from a bee sting.”
Cousins did say he will be in the puppy market soon though.
There is a reason they say dogs are a man’s best friend. Poor guy.
I’ve been itching to compare a couple of NBA “bigs”. The problem I kept running into was the fact that the league is in serious demand for legit centers.
Guys like Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing, David Robinson, Shaquille O’Neal and Dikembe Mutombo roamed the paint when I was growing up. The league was littered (okay maybe I’m getting a little carried away) with skilled big men who could score and defend. They used length, power and great footwork to excel at their position and master their craft. Continue reading