Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 6/26/13

There is no denying just how good of a player DeMarcus Counsins can be. It is the exact reason the Sacremento Kings have been reluctant to trade the 5th overall selection in the 2010 draft. For his three-year career, he has averaged nearly a double-double, and did so in fact in his 2nd season when he scored 17.1 PPG and ripped down 11 RPG. But for every single physical tool and talent that he shows on the basketball court, his behavior and actions have led him to constant rebuke from team management, other players, and the media. With new ownership set to take control, they are counting on Cousins fulfilling his promise which will need him to mature. But with the lack of veteran leadership on the team, he will have to look elsewhere, and a surprising person is stepping forward to be that one, and it is none other than future Hall of Famer, Shaquille O’Neal. From CBS Sacramento Vivek Ranadive and Mark Mastrov sat down for dinner with the TNT analyst and former Los Angeles Lakers star at the Rosewood Sand Hill in Melo Park. Three months after O’Neal said he thought the Kings were sold and gone [...]

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