Cousins Ready to Lead Kings?
“[Demarcus Cousins] was hurt, and usually he’d be back cussing the ref out right there (pointing to the opposite end of the floor) instead of getting back on defense,” [Isaiah] Thomas said. “Instead he was like, ‘OK, let me get back on defense.’ ”
If it all comes that naturally for Cousins this season, the Kings could be on the right track to respectability – with Cousins as a leader.
That’s right, a leader.
Yes, the same Cousins who led the NBA in technical fouls last season and was suspended three times – including once by the Kings – for unprofessional behavior.
It’s certainly more than fair to be skeptical.