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By LARRY VAUGHT
When he was at Kentucky, I loved getting to interview DeMarcus Cousins. He never minced words, often he was funny and he was always honest. At times, he joked with me like I was his grandfather — and I’m old enough to be. But he respected me and I respected him.
Was he an angel on the court? Not all the time, but he was not the nasty bully some wanted to make him out to be.
Now he’s having image problems with the Sacramento Kings. He’s being portrayed as one of the NBA’s bad guys, and it’s no surprise that is bothering him.
Bleacher Report NBA lead writer Jimmy Spencer recently got an in-depth interview with Cousins that should be a must-read for every UK fan (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1604754-brs-all-access-interview-with-sacramento-kings-star-demarcus-cousins?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=nba).
Here’s a few quotes from Cousins just to let you see what you’ll get in the story by Spencer.
“I would like people to know the real me, to know I am not this crazy person—what I am drawn out to be. I would like that to happen, but at the same time, I can’t really worry about it. If I stress about what people think of me, I won’t make it. I’m still going to live my life.”
“I mean, it is [sad]. Of course I would like people to know the truth. But every person that says something, I can’t run up to them and try to tell the truth, ‘I’m not really like this. Think what you want to think, but at the end of the day, as many people that think negatively about me, there’s some that think positively as well. Some people think I am a good person. I appreciate all that do, and those who don’t, oh well.”