Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins isn’t one to hold his tongue – especially in the heat of the moment and after he and Isaiah Thomas were both overlooked for their respective (and honestly, deserved) spots for All-Star Weekend (Cousins, a reserve for the West, Thomas in the Rising Stars challenge), the former Wildcat let his frustration with the Kings organization be known:
“There’s no reason Isaiah shouldn’t have been in that game,” Cousins said. “He’s had an incredible year and once again he’s not even mentioned. I feel like that’s on the organization.”
In all honesty, it’s a bit silly (though, not exactly unexpected) for Cousins to bite the hand that feeds him – even if he has a point. The Kings, unlike a lot of other organizations, didn’t exactly go above and beyond to promote Cousins or Thomas for either game. Sure, the PR department did their best with their limited resources as did the fans – but there were no creative gifts sent to the coaching staffs from the Kings – no endorsements.
Granted, those within the organization have far greater issues to deal with – but you’d like to see Sacramento represented at All-Star Weekend in some form and you’d hope the organization (namely, the upper management) would do their best to stick their neck out for their talent.
Either way, it’s pretty obvious Cousins nor Thomas are exactly thrilled with their lack of promotion, especially given the fact a case could easily be made for both of their respective spots. Certainly don’t blame Cousins because honestly, he’s right – but it’ll unfortuanitly just become another target painted on the former Kentucky stars chest.
Ah well – it’s come to be expected on As the Kings turn….