There have been a lot of back and forth about Demarcus Cousins allegedly demanding a trade, then the Kings sending him home for a game, then Demarcus claiming he never said anything about wanting a trade.
The thing that’s most upsetting about this whole Demarcus Cousins debacle is that he’s actually an extremely talented player. He averaged a double-double last year and was a front runner in the ROY race…That said, I just want to be clear that he’s NOT talented enough to be demanding anything other than a window seat on the plane.
It’s sad that his attitude and immaturity have developed such a reputation that literally no one is surprised at his behavior. Since it’s definitely slim to no doubt that he actually did demand this trade, the other apparent issue is how the times have changed. There once was a time when the foolishness from arrogant-for-no-reason dudes like Demarcus Cousins went unnoticed by the masses and issues stayed within the “family”- where they should be. Not now.
Now, all the ugly dealings of the NBA are being exposed. All of this social media is the devil’s advocate and destroying business deals, relationships and just people in general.