Saturday November 14th, 2015

On Friday, Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins reminded us why he’s one of the league’s most fun players to watch.

In the midst of a 21-point third quarter against the Brooklyn Nets, Cousins blew by a group of defenders, including center Brook Lopez, for a powerful one-handed flush.

What came afterward—an emphatic swing with his right arm, a bellowing scream, and a mean mug—was even more entertaining. One fan who was seen celebrating behind Cousins seemed to think so, anyway.

​Cousins, who fouled out late in the fourth quarter, finished with 40 points and 13 rebounds in a 111–109 Kings’ victory. Rajon Rondo poured in a triple double for Sacramento, his third in the last four games. Brooklyn missed a chance to win the game with 1.1 seconds left after a failed Rondo inbounds pass in which he tried to throw the ball off defender Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.

The All-Star center has been at the center of Sacramento’s 2–8 start to this season, which has made headlines off the court with a reported feud between Cousins and head coach George Karl. Cousins apologized Wednesday for a postgame locker-room tirade following the Kings’ loss to the Spurs on Monday.

•​ New Open Floor podcast: Kobe, Nets, Kings and more with Chris Mannix

Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix outlined possible solutions for Cousins and the Kings franchise.

You can watch highlights of Sacramento’s win below:

Video via YouTube user NBAHighlightsDaily

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