Found January 01, 2012 on Funny Athlete Tweets:


According to an official statement from Kings coach Paul Westphal, Demarcus Cousins has demanded a trade from the Kings.

#bbpBox_153619435532455936 a { text-decoration:none; color:#2FC2EF; }#bbpBox_153619435532455936 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } DeMarcus Cousins has demanded a trade from the Kings – Coach Paul Westphal tells him to stay home tonight vs. Hornets 28 minutes ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite @News10Sean Sean Cunningham

Cousins, who is in his second season in the NBA, is averaging 13 ppg and 11 rpg in 4 games thus far. He has expressed frustration with Westphal’s offensive scheme in the early going. On the flip side, Westphal expressed frustration with Cousins’ attitude (from his official statement)…

“However, when a player continually, aggressively, lets it be known that he is unwilling/unable to embrace traveling in the same direction as his team, it cannot be ignored indefinitely.”

Cousins sent the following message today on his Twitter (screenshot taken from Twitlonger)

Unfortunately he was unable to influence his Sacramento teammates in a positive way.

Cousins was told not to report to tonight’s game against New Orleans. You can read the full official statement here :



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