TNT NBA analyst Charles Barkley is never one to sugar coat advice. So when he was asked what his advice to Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins would be, he said this:
“Grow up”, Barkley told ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption on Wednesday. “Just grow up. He’s got a world of talent…he’s not in college anymore. We’re men. NBA stands for No Babies Allowed.”
Chuck just keeping it real, DMC needs to grow up and realize the Sacramento kings are his employers, not his babysitters.
When you have Chuck's resume, you can act any way you want. Cousins hasn't done anything close to what Barkley has accomplished in his career not to mention the fact that he just shunned advice from one of the greatest power forwards the game has ever seen and took it as a personal attack.
Kid has talent but he's in danger of wasting it due to his terrible attitude.
Everyone seems to be trying to help out Cousins by giving him advice..From my experience you tell a person something once and if they keep doing it,there's not much you can do...Cousins is so accustomed and set in his ways..That he doesnt feel the need deep down inside to change....
Its like a person being told that eating alot of greasy food is bad for you..That person will continue to ignore the advice until they have a heart attack..Then they will change their ways...........
Or its like seeing your friend's girlfriend with other guys,everyone's constantly telling him that she's no good for him,but yet he still sees her...But finally something hits him and he leaves her...For Cousins it has yet to hit him..........
For Cousins it hasnt hit him yet...
I'm tired of this, c'mon REALLY..
the same Charles and even Shaq acted like this got in fights(even with each other) and not only early in their career but even when they were "GROWN men" ..
it's not WNBA, why all that physical game, trash talk and all the pushes has ended, because NBA act like it's a crime..
yes DeMarcus does bad things arguing with coaches and teammates that badly, but i have no problem of those fragnants especially on that on Carter, he even tried to catch him showing that wasn't any sign of fighting or anything and still...
i mean if not him Sacramento would be terrible after last his suspenssion, even though he has some frangants since that but over those 11games he avg 20.2ppg 12.4rpg 4.6apg and Kings are respectable 6-5 in those games..
he will be alright
Only difference is Barkley and Shaq were putting up numbers and wins. When you act like a baby and win/put up numbers, it's all good.
Cousin's is still taking terrible shots, shoots a low percentage, and lets others get in his head during the game. Unlike Cousins, if you talked crap to Shaq or Barkley during a game, they would drop 40pts and grab 15 rebs while shooting 60%. Whereas Cousins does something stupid to get ejected and lose the game.
Yes there is a difference in winning with big stats and losing with them but you have to think of the players and organizations that Shaq and Charles had vs Cousins having to deal with the Maloofs and a 2nd best player who has been constantly injured since Demarcus's arrival. I think I would prefer playing with Dr. J and Moses Malone to Salmons and Hayes.
they both have points....Chuck is too old to be doing some of the things he does. the bottom line is DMC shows his immaturity by even responding to Chuck. So Chuck kinda played him there. DMC just needs to focus on being the best basketball player he can and calm his attitude. If he can just do that, you are talking about a monster for years to come.
Demarcus is the Lindsey Lohan of the NBA. Looks good upfront, but soon you find out they aren't worth the trouble.
Before too long, he will be considered poison to a team and nobody will want him.
This is though, i still wanna bang lindsay lohan...
wtf she's anorexic and pretty ugly right now
Cousins has led the Kings to a 6-5 record since coming back from suspension, he has done this while averaging 20 pts, 12 reb, 4.5 ast, 1.7 stl. I find it strange why Charles would need to "advise" Cousins right now, IMO Barkley is just looking for as much attention as he can get. Obviously he has not been watching many Kings games over the past few weeks because Cousins is playing much more intelligently than even a month ago.
Its easy to sit behind a desk and critique based upon old and popular information, its much more difficult to pay close attention to the players you care to comment about. If Barkley really wanted to help Cousins by advising him, he might consider calling him or even going to see him rather than giving over generalized and wornout advice through a media outlet.
Yes DMC is dominating but this is all too familiar now: he plays ok, gets suspended, comes back and dominates, then plays ok, gets suspended and so and so again. It's becoming a cycle with him
Demarcus Cousins has been suspended twice by the Kings for conduct detrimental to the team. The first time was for arguing with donte greene about a year ago and I believe the only reason the Kings improved after his return was because they rid themselves of their largest problem at the time, Westphal, something Kings fans had been calling for for weeks. None of the other random overreaction suspensions by the league really had any effect on Cousins play after his return. This latest return has been the only one to really seem to help change his play. There is no cycle with Cousins other than he will sometimes let his emotions get out of hand, this is improving but will take time. He has come a long way since coming into the league but, like I stated previously, the main stream media does not care to take notice of this, drama sells.
we are speaking on stuff that has been reported...what about stuff that hasnt been? remember when Antoine Wright said Tyreke didnt have the best work ethic...then he proceeded to say there was another player on the team (obviously not Tyreke) that had a REALLY BAD attitude? I wonder who he was speaking of?
Because you should always listen to a disgruntled and recently cut employee.
Besides that, saying a player has had issues that have went unreported simply based off of character observations sounds like the Salem witch trials, Cousins has already been punished for his bad behavior, would you like him to be suspended again because its possible he may have commited a past wrong we are unaware of? By that logic everyone who has been suspended in the NBA should just take a few more weeks off just so we can be morally safe again.
Bottom line: DeMarcus Cousins is a PLAYER now, I'm sure he couldn't careless what Chuck thinks. And Chuck never even won a ring so lets stop hampering him like he is a top 10 all time great. I know, he got his "MVP" in 1993, but c'mon, its just old guys trying to talk. The Kings suck, regardless of Cousins being mature or immature, and right now, he is on a tear so I don't think he needs to be checked up on by Chuck and Shaq. Don't they need to waste that time talking about that sub .500 LA team all the pre game shows drool over?