Teammates Tired of DeMarcus Cousins' Antics

12/31/12 in NBA   |   AJ_88   |   166 respect

The Sacramento Kings felt they struck gold when they drafted the talented, but volatile big man from Kentucky in DeMarcus Cousins. He's quick and athletic, which helps him get anywhere on the court because he is also a terrific outside jump-shooter.  However, it is not his basketball skills that are the issues he brings to the table in Sacramento, it is his attitude. 

Dec 21, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) looks to pass against Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Jamal Crawford (11) during the game at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY SportsNotorious already for his short-temper and bad attitude, Cousins has already lost favor within his own locker room - a place where his teammates respect the talent he brings to the table, but are growing weary of these emotional outbursts by Cousins in games or at practice. 

He continues to fail his team in different ways and always keeps crawling back for a second chance. However, there are only so many chances a team can provide before it starts to become more of a distraction, taking away from what the team is actually trying to accomplish on the court. 

"When he apologized to the team, two players stood up and said, 'We've heard this bull[bleep] before,'" the source said. "'You're either going to be with us, or you're not. We don't want to hear any more excuses.'"

The Kings are also rumored to have asked Cousins to enter counseling, however, so far those efforts have failed.  If he doesn't shape up soon, he'll just become another "what if" case in the NBA, which is entirely unfortunate because we have all seen how good he truly can become. 
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