DeMarcus Cousins has been an enigma for NBA fans and executives since he declared for the draft last summer. Do you draft a complete knucklehead simply because he’s too damn talented and big to ignore? The New Jersey Nets faced a similar proposition when drafting Derrick Coleman out of Syracause many, many years ago when I was still an adolescent.
Sacramento Maloof brothers soon to be Vancouver [insert another city of your choice] Kings franchise decided to take the chance last summer, and he didn’t disappoint in production or surly behavior. His reputation just got a little worse (again) as his dismay over a traveling call in a summer league game translated into him throwing a ball outside the gym doors and picking up a technical foul. You heard that right: in summer league.
Cousins, the 5th overall pick in the 2010 draft, had a tough game, picking up a technical foul in the first half after tossing the ball outside the gym door in frustration after being called for traveling.
Maybe he just cares too much? Sigh.
(afro h/t SBNation.com)