Cousins Acting More Like a Baby Than a Professional Hoops Player
Spoiled professional athletes are a dime a dozen. Each year there's a story of two about a professional hoopster, football player and the like who wants special treatment or "wants" respect.
The newest edition to the spoiled brat list is DeMarcus Cousins, the talented rookie guard for the NBA's Sacramento Kings.
According to sources that spoke to ESPN, Counsins was banned from the team's flight to Phoenix after he allegedly got into an altercation with teammate Donte Greene.
The incident was allegedly sparked after Cousins didn't get the ball on the final possession of a 99-97 loss to Oklahoma City Saturday night.
This isn't the first incident with Counsins, who was reprimanded for a verbal bashing of a member of the training staff as well as being tossed out of practice after jawing at Head Coach Paul Westphal.
Cousins apparently was pissed because he didn't touch the ball on the last play, which was missed by Tyreke Evans who attempted the three-ball.
ESPN wrote that, according to the Sacramento Bee's Kings blog, "Westphal said the final play wasn't drawn up specifically for Evans and that Donte Greene had options inbounding the ball. Evans became the best option because he was open and the Thunder took away DeMarcus Cousins in the post."
According to ESPN, one source said Cousins and Green argued in the locker room, with Cousins telling everyone he wanted respect, regardless of his rookie status.
What is it with players who think that they deserve the world before they have proven anything at the professional level?
Cousins is averaging 13.9 points and 8.0 rebounds per game, but his performance is by no means the of the league. Is he talented? Sure. But apparently his head is bigger than his talents.