TAG: demarcus cousins

Video / Oct 25, 2014 / 8:15 pm

Watch DeMarcus Cousins Beat Ed Davis Off Dribble, Dunk On Robert Sacre

DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins (photo. Basketball Orbit YouTube)

The only thing better than beating one Los Angeles Lakers big man? For DeMarcus Cousins, dunking on another. Watch the Sacramento Kings star easily go by Ed Davis off-the-dribble before rising for a powerful dunk on a helpless Robert Sacre. Read More »

NBA / Oct 24, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The Top 20 Centers In The NBA Right Now

Marc Gasol, Joakim Noah

The true center is a dying position, but big men haven’t been completely scrapped in terms of their relevance and impact in the NBA. Despite being erased from the All-Star ballot two seasons ago, when you peruse a box score the position is still manned by someone — even if only in name.

The league has a laundry-list of talented big men, but we wanted to ascertain who might be the best at the center position, so we compiled a list of the best in the NBA today. What you will find here are the names of players manning the middle who are important to their teams based on both previous history/accolades and potential impact this coming season. Stats and analytics tell the story for some, while untapped talent and opportunity tell the story for others. It’s all relevant. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Oct 12, 2014 / 11:15 am

Video: DeMarcus Cousins Gets Second Technical Of Preseason In Shanghai

DeMarcus Cousins

After finishing his first four seasons in the NBA in the top five for technical fouls, DeMarcus Cousins has vowed to cut his technicals to no more than five this season as a sign of his maturity on the court. The only problem is he already has two in preseason, after picking one up in Shanghai early Sunday. Read More »

NBA / Oct 10, 2014 / 1:15 pm

DeMarcus Cousins Feels “Like I’m About 45 Years Old” After Grueling Summer

DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins made his first USA Basketball team this summer after two previous tryouts. He was with them when they took gold at the FIBA World Cup in Spain. Two weeks later, training camps started, which includes this week’s trip to China to play exhibition games against the Nets. So it’s no wonder Boogie told NBA.com’s Scott Howard-Cooper on Tuesday before boarding a plane to China, “I feel like I’m 45 years old.” Read More »

instagram / Oct 8, 2014 / 6:00 pm

DeMarcus Cousins Catches Rookie Nik Stauskas Showing Off His NBA Cash

Nik Stauskas

Under the terms of the NBA’s rookie salary scale, former Wolverine Nik Stauskas will make $2,745,840 for the 2014-15 season after getting selected by the Kings with the No. 8 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. He’ll also get doled out some per diem during Sacramento’s trip to China for some preseason action. Teammate DeMarcus Cousins caught him snapping a photo of his cash on the plane! Read More »

NBA / Oct 1, 2014 / 12:15 pm

DeMarcus Cousins Sets Goal Of No More Than Five Technicals In 2014-2015

DeMarcus Cousins

Talent will never hold DeMarcus Cousins back. The 6-11, 270 pound behemoth combines supreme coordination with a soft touch and rare offensive knack, traits on full display since he roared onto the national scene as a freshman at the University of Kentucky in 2009-2010. Cousins put his unique package of skills together for a career-best campaign last season, averaging 22.7 points and and 11.7 rebounds per game and posting the NBA’s fifth best PER. Those are numbers reserved for franchise cornerstones and All-NBA performers, but such praise and adulation have been slow to come for Cousins. For as good as Boogie was last season, many believe his notoriously wild temper is still a limiting factor. Read More »

Video / Sep 20, 2014 / 5:00 pm

This Sick Passing Highlight Video Shows Off DeMarcus Cousins’ Versatility

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DeMarcus Cousins (Ed Szczepanski, USATODAY)

Think of DeMarcus Cousins. 6-11, 270 pounds, with a burgeoning post-game, Boogie is surely banging, powering, and willing his way to bucket after bucket in your head. And you’re not wrong for imagining him that way, but doing so still does a disservice to the skill and finesse that makes Cousins one of the league’s best and most unique big men. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Sep 15, 2014 / 12:30 pm

These 360 Degree Videos Of Team USA Posing With Gold Medals Are Awesome

Derrick Rose, James Harden

Derrick Rose, James Harden (photo. FIBA Vine)

Among the things we loved most about the World Cup were the unique replays and camera angles offered by the FIBA broadcast team. We were privy to awesome views of the games in Spain to which we simply aren’t accustomed from NBA action, and it made the rare August-September basketball even better than we were anticipating. Though Team USA took down upstart Serbia in the gold medal game yesterday and officially ended the tournament in the process, the FIBA experience was far from over for fans. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Latest News / Sep 14, 2014 / 6:59 pm

Tempers Briefly Flare Before USA Routs Serbia For The Gold Medal

DeMarcus Cousins

While he didn’t make a move like he was about to pummel him, DeMarcus Cousins mistakenly instigated a brief kerfuffle in the third quarter in the gold medal game today. It quickly dissipated as everyone just cooled out before USA Basketball concluded their unimpeded stampede towards gold. Read More »

NBA, Olympics / Sep 13, 2014 / 8:29 pm

A Few Stray Thoughts on Team USA’s Rout of Lithuania in FIBA World Cup Semis

DeMarcus Cousins

After France’s upset win over tournament favorite Spain Thursday, Team USA’s path to FIBA World Cup gold has never looked brighter. But as Spain’s stunning loss reminds us, there’s a reason these games are decided on the court. Read More »