Calipari to Cousins: Chase that Olympic feeling

DeMarcus Cousins (Vicky Graff Photo)

DeMarcus Cousins (Vicky Graff Photo)


Winning an Olympic gold medal should do wonders for Demarcus Cousins if Kentucky coach John Calipari is right about his former All-American center.

“The best thing for him is that even if you have to step back and you win, what that feeling is. Now chase that feeling. Chase that feeling in Sacramento,” said Calipari Thursday. “It means you may have to add a couple more pieces and those pieces may at certain games, they be the dominant player and you have to be able to accept that.

“Well, he’s proven by playing at Kentucky that he can do that, and now playing on the Olympic team he can do that.”

However, Calipari,  former NBA coach himself, says Cousins needs more help with the Kings.

“Now it becomes them getting a couple more players, because in that league, it’s a talent league. It’s become a miss-or-make league. If you miss, you lose. If you make shots, you win. It’s become that,” Calipari said.

“But it’s also about the talent you have on the team. If you want to win you better have really good players and more than just one or two.”

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