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GIFs, Latest News / Nov 19, 2014 / 11:00 am

GIF: Incredible DeMarcus Cousins Chase-Down Block

DeMarcus Cousins, Jrue Holiday

Last night’s Pelicans-Kings game did not disappoint those people hoping to see two of the best young big men in the NBA today. Anthony Davis has become a basketball bloggers wet dream, and could be in MVP discussions for the next decade. DeMarcus Cousins, on the other hand, has gone from a league punchline to an unlikely MVP candidate in the first month of the season. Cousins, especially, has seen a marked improvement in his defense, as this chase-down block last night shows. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Nov 17, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Watch DeMarcus Cousins Get Best Of Tim Duncan & Spurs In 4th Quarter

Tim Duncan, DeMarcus Cousins

Tim Duncan, DeMarcus Cousins

Tim Duncan isn’t quite ready to pass his torch to another preternaturally talented big man. Whenever he is, though, we’ve an idea to whom the five-time champion will bestow it: DeMarcus Cousins. In an epic battle pitting the present’s past against its future, Cousins got the best of Duncan during the fourth quarter of the Sacramento Kings’ 94-91 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday. Read More »

GIFs, Smack, Video / Nov 8, 2014 / 11:30 am

Mature DeMarcus Cousins Fouls Out & Prevents Coach From Costly Technical

Mike Malone, DeMarcus Cousins

There was less than 40 seconds remaining in regulation during last night’s exciting Suns-Kings overtime scorcher, when DeMarcus Cousins set a screen on Marcus Morris that sent him flailing. It’s unclear whether it was an offensive foul (we don’t think it was), but it was Boogie’s sixth infraction of the game and he was now gone in the most crucial moment. Except, in a move that flipped the script so far in a career plagued by on-court outbursts, it was Cousins who controlled his passions, and he even prevented coach Mike Malone from picking up what would have been a costly technical foul at that juncture of the game. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Nov 6, 2014 / 10:30 am

GIF: Omri Casspi Helps Out DeMarcus Cousins With His Headband

DeMarcus Cousins

The Kings are 4-1! The Kings are 4-1!! Where are Mike Bibby, Peja and Vlade? Oh, right, this is Boogie’s team that’s 4-1. DeMarcus Cousins turned in another monster game last night with 30 points, 11 rebounds and two steals in ONLY 22 MINUTES!!! Forgive the exclamation points, but we’ve been rooting for Boogie for a while now, and this GIF of teammate Omri Casspi helping him out with his headband shows that Cousins is at the focal point of a Sac-town resurgence and actual team chemistry. Read More »

NBA / Nov 4, 2014 / 1:15 am

Video: Is This A Triple Flop By Kenneth Faried, Rudy Gay, And DeMarcus Cousins?

Kenneth Faried, Rudy Gay, DeMarcus Cousins

We really, really don’t want to believe that this is the first recorded triple flop in history of the NBA. But after careful consideration and an initial inclination to judge it otherwise, we couldn’t come to any other other conclusion – Kenneth Faried, Rudy Gay, and DeMarcus Cousins all flopped simultaneously in Monday night’s matchup between the Denver Nuggets and Sacramento Kings. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 3, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Video: DeMarcus Cousins Goes For 34 Points, 17 Boards, 5 Dimes VS Clippers

DeMarcus Cousins

We’re firm believers that smart, prudent decision-making is more pertinent to success in the NBA than market size. But even so, we’re not naive enough to think that small-market squads aren’t at a team-building disadvantage compared to their glitzy counterparts. When a team like the Sacramento Kings is trying to climb from years in the Western Conference cellar, a potential free agency boon isn’t what it would be for the Los Angeles Lakers. Smart drafting, opportunistic summers, and general player development is what must spur the Kings to contention. And if franchise cornerstone DeMarcus Cousins consistently plays like he did last night against DeAndre Jordan and the Los Angeles Clippers, it could come sooner than anyone is anticipating. Read More »

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 »