DeMarcus Cousins is one helluva young, talented player; but boy is he a #Idiot. He currently leads the NBA in fouls and is tied in first with Carmelo Anthony, for having your coach fired. Remember back in January, former Sacramento Kings head coach Paul Westphal and Cousins got into a public spat, that apparently led to Cousins demanding a trade and Westphal releasing a public statement, followed by his firing.
The statement read:
Whenever a new season begins, in any sport, there is great hope that everything will progress in only a steady, upward direction. As we all know, it seldom happens like that in this life!
As coaches, we can only ask that our players do everything they can to improve themselves as individuals and teammates. If they do this with all their hearts, we live with the results.
Everything that happens on a team does not become known to the public. This is how it should be. However, when a player continually, aggressively, lets it be known that he is unwilling/unable to embrace traveling in the same direction as his team, it cannot be ignored indefinitely.
DeMarcus Cousins has demanded to be traded. In the best interest of our team as we go forward, he has been directed by me, with the support of management, to stay home from the New Orleans game tonight.
Now fast forward three months and DeMarcus is apparently enjoying life under new head coach Keith Smart. He is playing very well, having fun and the Kings still suck. Oh and he is still fouling out of games.
After last nights latest foul out; Cousins’ borrowed Keith Smart’s suit jacket and pretended to coach. How about that for irony? Shocker another #Idiot running a team and deciding who goes where. Why is there a need for coach in the NBA any more? It’s a Superstar league, they call the shots. Hi Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthony