It seems like every time Cousins name comes up it is because of his stupidity and temper. Just last month he was suspended and now he has elbowed Mike Dunleavy in the back of the head as retaliation. It seems to me that either the Kings or the NBA is going to have to shut this guy down for at least a week or two so he can get the message.
They brought in Patrick Peterson to keep him in check but all the baby-sitters in the league can't keep him out of trouble. Just give him a prescription for prozac and see if that does the trick.
I've always wished the Celtics could find a way to nab him. Getting yelled at by Doc and KG 24/7 should teach the kid some discipline.
Rondo used to be a loose cannon as well, but he's now learned to tone it down considerably with the help of the environment in Boston.
I just think Sacramento would be foolish to trade possibly the most talented young big in the league.
Who ever the new GM is for the Kings they need to bring in a serious hard@ss coach who will drill into Cousins head that this tyoe of stuff is not ok, right now the only thing holding Cousins back from becoming the best big in the nba is himself. If he developes a way to channel his urge for revenge into better basketball, like some of the greats in the game today, he will be amazing.
Cousins problem continues to be he doesn't think before he acts. Not sure any amount of coaching can fix that.
players like cousins who have a lot of talent that make millions of dollars still acts like he's a kid.
man it piss.es me off how he can take his money, lifestyle and opportunity for granted.
if he never rises to a level of play and maturity that he should be at... he's the only person to blame.
cousins is a knucklehead but how about don't ban weed? just be responsible with it. cousins wouldn't be so angry all the time, royce white could blaze before a flight for his axiety, etc. athletes get suspended for that or have their medals taken away for something that doesn't even enhance their performances. they could also try yoga or something.
That is not an NBA matter. It is against the law. You can't take illegal drugs it's as simple as that.
"That is not an NBA matter. It is against the law. You can't take illegal drugs it's as simple as that."
Actually, its not as simple as that captain. Washington State, potentially the Kings new home:
in Washington, Initiative 502 legalized possession and personal use of one ounce or less of marijuana for adults 21 and up
or maybe he could go to Colorado:
In Colorado, the immediate effect of Amendment 64 has been the legalization of the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana for adults over the age of 21.
I guess its easier to turn a blind eye than acutally pay attention to what the people want and have voted for.
OK so you want some players to fly to either Washington or Colorado to smoke then fly off to wherever the hell in the USA their team is playing because it might calm them down. Good to you know the law but this is never going to happen and people just have to accept it.
It's funny to me how people always say someone like Michael Beasley needs to get of the weed and concentrate on his game then you want others to take it?
it is up to the employer to test or what to test for. not every company tests for substances and different companies test for different substances. and yes there are places where weed is accepted. oh and what about people with a prescription? the nfl for example has adderall on their ban substance list. but half the nfl has a prescription for that (i doubt that half of the nfl really has add/adhd) and because they have a prescription it is labeled ok. i'm sure the nfl isn't the only sport with athletes on this drug. adderall is the drug speed in a pill form. you can even look that up on wikipedia. type in speed (drug) and see what pops up. adderall. much more harmful and dangerous than a bag weed. and the active ingredients in that is the same that was in other weight training pills before they were recalled due to cause of deaths such as the demetrius underwood case. you don't think speed is dangerous for a basketball player then look at what also happen to earl manigault. he ruined his life with it instead of being an all-time nba great. these anti-psychotic pills for depression or anxiety or any other mental disorders are just as bad as any drug out there. have you seen those cymbalta commercials or abilify or whatever else they got on the market? you ever hear the side effects part? well weed wouldn't kill you or cause a stroke or anything that extreme like these other marketed pills that pharmacies try to feed you. if it wasn't on the ban substance list then it wouldn't be a problem in the league. players would just have to be responsible with it. would that be to much to ask? ban substances in sports and other certain employers need to be looked at more closely and reconsidered. right now royce white is probably on some kind of benzo for his anxiety. i don't know which one. it could be klonipin, xanax, valium, etc. but take a pick and it is also a heck of a lot worse for him than a bag of weed. because something is a rule does not make it right and because it is a rule does not mean it can't be changed. right now the rule is the rule and it is what it is. but i'm saying it would be best if this rule was changed and looked at more carefully. i have said before on this site that one should be aware of what they are putting in their body. what you put into is what you get out of it. many pharmacy drugs are as bad as any hard core drug. weed is not hard core.
i'm not one of those people that dissed beasley for his weed stash. but i am one to point out that he had a dependency for a while for anti-depressants. go figure.
I'm actually now convinced my Kings have a serious problem on their hands. Check out this comment...
Mechanical Shift on Mar 10, 2013 | 9:39 PM
"I was fortunate enough to score some great tickets 4 rows off the court behind the Bucks bench
and let me tell you, from that close you can really see how bat &$#%#&@! crazy Cousins really is. I have no idea how he isn’t T’d up immediately every game. The refs have amazing restraint when he gives them the dirtiest look and screams, “that’s a &$#%#&@! FOUL!!!” on every other missed shot.
I got to see the Dunleavy incident up close and personal and had time to text my girlfriend and tell her to turn on the TV because he was going to be ejected. Sure enough, he did. My question is how the hell can I see that and Coach Smart doesn’t. Instead, he leaves that basketcase in to do exactly what we knew he would.. throw an elbow. I thought he was a cancer before and now I know he is… you can see it in the other players on the team, they don’t like playing with him. He’s a miserable wreck of a person.
It actually &$#%#&@! me off that he was on pace for a 40/20 game at halftime because it gives us a glimpse of what it would be like to have a superstar, yet instead we are stuck with some overgrown 8 year old who throws temper tantrums and uses size and intimidation to try to get his way.
God I love being a Kings fan."
This is not to be confused, Cousins does love to play the game. And he wants to win just as bad as the next person he even dropped weight to do so. But it is 100% obvious he's got anger issues. I mean his NBA comparison coming out of college was Rasheed Wallace, and I see why now. I love his talent and would love to see the guy succeed. But man am I scared of what he's doing to the locker room.
There are a lot of DeMarcus Cousins apologists and excuse makers on this site... "Oh he just needs to be in a better organization" "Oh he just needs a better coach!" "He just wants to win!!!" "Better teammates." "Better fans!" The excuses go on and on.
The real problem is this guy just has major mental/emotional issues and needs mental help. People can't keep walking around pretending he doesn't anymore.
exactly. what I have been saying all along. not sure why this guy gets a pass. I do think he will mature more as he gets older. the problem is, the damage may be done by that time. remember when he said he wanted to prove people wrong who thinks he is just a monster or a kid with a bad attitude? yet he comes in and re-enforces the notion, taking it to the nth degree. all I keep hearing in my head are the words of Antoine Wright. "one of the main players who was a big part of our team, his attitude was really, really bad -- I'm pretty sure you can figure out who that guy is..."
I love the guy but if he wants to play for a winning organisation the most he deserves after idiotic stuff like this is sticking with the team that drafted his 4ss and making them better, like high draft picks are supposed to.
¨That is not an NBA matter. It is against the law. You can't take illegal drugs it's as simple as that.¨ Oh trust me you can
hes a flat out punk and I would never want this guy on my team
Did not bring him into the Organization. N!99@ is trouble I said it when he was in College I say it again he is inconsistent and not worth the trouble if he does not get his mind right asap. I am not a brliever but I hope he proves me wrong. I doubt it though. Cancer
In all honesty, I wouldve did the same thing Cousins did. Im 6'9 250 and have played ball my whole life. And I hate when that crap happens. Cousins lost his head and and shouldntve elbowed Dunleavy, but I guarantee Dunleavy knows that was a dirty play. He shouldve immediately apologized to Cousins. Its not a rule in Basketball but all athletes know not to cut a guy like that. That's too low. Then it was BLINDSIDE... Normally when we box out from the blindside, we use arms and shoulders. We call it trainwrecking. But you dont go low. You dont run and hit a guy below the thighs. That could easily be an ACL injury. Dunleavy said he fell. From my view the only reason he fell is because Cousins fell, which carried Dunleavy's momentum. I've read several different reports on the play and of course everyone is only talking about Cousins' eblow. But I did see some where the reporter said that Dunleavy provoked it... I know everyone is aware of Demarcus Cousins' reputation and character problems, but it's things like this that causes him to go off. He had 24 and 10 in 28mins, you guys think he would just WANT to go and get himself thrown out for no reason?
I happen to agree that it was Dunleavy's play that instigated what happened but the problem is not that Cousins was disrespected or that Dunleavy was playing a bit dirty, the issue is that Cousins decided an eye for an eye should be more like seven fingers and a lung for an eye. Cousins needs to be able to control his urge for revenge and focus it into his play. Otherwise players are going to pull stuff like that even more in the hopes that he gets himself kicked out of the game. This is something that would haunt him his whole career from both a reputation stand point and from lowering his chances of helping his team win when it counts.
He has to go to a different team. I agree that it's clear his attitude and personality has to change. But the coaching and the other players there are about as bad an influence as he could possibly have.
Super disappointing, the worse part is if the Kings do end up trading him to the right place I bet he becomes one hell of a player and for Kings fans that's going to hurt even more. Disappointment for right now though. Definitely disappointment.
The people who are afraid of the Ganja have never smoked it, never seen, never been around it growing. Its plain and simple an Herb. A beautiful one at that, the most beautiful plant that the green earth produces. Should be prescribed in approiate doses to those in need but big pharma will never give in, thus its general illegality. Epsceially to the Mr Rogers types on here who are petrified of it.