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DeMarcus Cousins jokes about being out for year, getting comeback commercial

Dec 4, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT

DeMarcus Cousins sat out the Kings loss to the Thunder Tuesday night with an ankle injury. When asked if he would be ready to go Friday, he decided to play comedian.


Don’t tempt fate, DeMarcus.

Derrick Rose may not think it’s funny but Cousins’ comments sounded like a lot of people on twitter who have taken pot shots at Rose. I’d suggest DeMarcus take the high road, but i’s his call.

Cousins is having the best season of his young career, averaging 21.7 points, 10.1 rebounds and 1.2 blocks a game. The consistency is still not there, but more and more he looks like the franchise anchor the Kings want, it’s just the talent around him that’s held the Kings back to a 4-2 record. Isaiah Thomas is in the early running for Sixth Man of the year and Ben McLemore has shown some promise, but there are a lot of things to work out for this team on the defensive side of the ball. Cousins needs to get healthy and be a big part of that change.

  1. iritian - Dec 4, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    I think you mean 4-12

    • pbtunpaidwriter - Dec 4, 2013 at 3:54 PM

      DMC is pretty funny. I don’t think its insulting to D-Rose either unless he wants to be sensitive about it.

      @norcalkingsfan: Kobe, Melo and big market news is what drives the league and attracts readers. You need to learn to accept that. PBT also covers tons of somewhat esoteric yet interesting and funny news including tons of stuff in smaller markets.

      He’s not stirring up drama.

  2. norcalkingsfan - Dec 4, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Much ado about nothing.

    That, coupled with the two simple errors that could have been avoided with a semi-thorough proof-read, shows how little effort proballtalk has started putting into its stories.

    I have been a big fan of proballtalk, which is why is sucks to see it turn into bleacherreport 2.0.

    Why not make an actual basketball related story… like how Isaiah outscored the entire Thunder team in the fourth quarter to spark a valiant comeback. Yeah, he and the rest of the team still came up two points short, but it would have been a way better use of time to write about and show highlights of that then trying to make Demarcus look “insensitive” to Derrick Rose’s injuries.

    Quit trying to stir up drama and start covering basketball.

    Btw, while you are at it, please realize that NO ONE CARES ABOUT WHAT CARMELO AND THE BUNCH OF MISFITS IN NEW YORK ARE SAYING OR TWEETING ON A DAILY BASIS! … oh an when Kobe is ready, he’ll play. So before you make another headline about when Kobe gets back just realize that Kobe will be back when he is ready, and no sooner.

    Step your game back up proballtalk. You are missed.

    • asimonetti88 - Dec 4, 2013 at 2:55 PM

      No one is forcing you to read the articles. Content is driven by clicks and comments.

      • norcalkingsfan - Dec 4, 2013 at 3:07 PM

        It just sucks to see a once solid source of NBA information dumbed down to the dribble we are now witnessing. Feedback is the only thing that is going to make proballtalk return to its former state. Click and comment driven content is what got us to pointless stories such as these. Then again, maybe that’s just America. Everyone thinks ESPN is actually the “leader” in sports.

      • asimonetti88 - Dec 4, 2013 at 3:22 PM

        Then go read a different website, no one is forcing you to read this.

    • pbtunpaidwriter - Dec 4, 2013 at 3:47 PM

      @norcallingsfan: I thought this was hilarious and actually enjoyed reading it. I admit they could proofread a little more but overall the content is great.

      If it really bothers you that much then start your own blog and write about IT2 and whatever else.

  3. Nostrils10 - Dec 4, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    asimonetti88… shut up you female, take PBT’s 8=====> out your mouth

    • Nostrils10 - Dec 4, 2013 at 4:07 PM

      agree with ya Norcalkingsfan…

      • asimonetti88 - Dec 4, 2013 at 5:08 PM

        I just find it amusing when people complain about content. This isn’t a newspaper where you can’t influence content. If you don’t like something, don’t click it, don’t comment on it. Advertisers influence online content, and they want their ads on highly trafficked posts.

  4. brianspider - Dec 4, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    Is Derrick rose the only athlete to be injured and have a comeback commercial? Seems like a stretch to jump on Cousins for this. Unfortunate reality this kid faces when his reputation dictates any story on him, especially since he’s never had an off court incident, has made great strides on the court, and is a pretty funny dude in general.

  5. hwatt - Dec 4, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    f we didn’t have twitter we’d have more basketball analysis. that’d be nice.

  6. peterjohnjoseph - Dec 4, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    I’m pretty sure he’s not making fun of Derek Rose. If anything he’s making fun of himself, being sarcastic because he’s not as big of a star as Rose, hence why the idea of him getting a commercial is funny and outrageous. This is him not taking himself too seriously, and not, not taking Rose’s injury serious enough.

    That would be like Kelly Olynyk tweeting about his ankle injury and saying “Nah, I think I’ll sit back and wear blue corduroy suits and coach the rest of the year.” He wouldn’t be making fun of Rajon Rondo, he’d be making fun of himself for how ridiculous he’d look in Rondo’s blue corduroy suit. Wait.. no, that example doesn’t work. That would be making fun of Rondo. Rajon looked ridiculous enough for the both of them.

  7. muhangis - Dec 9, 2013 at 7:12 AM

    Isaiah Thomas is a starting point guard, and a damn good one at that, not a 6th man or bench player essentially. Kurt needs to work on getting a lot of stuff right..

  8. muhangis - Dec 9, 2013 at 7:13 AM

    And lighten up… it’s a doggon joke he was sayin.

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