Kings coach Paul Westphal and second-year center DeMarcus Cousins haven't always seen eye-to-eye, but the coach telling Cousins to go home on Sunday left us scratching our head.
Was this the action of a boss who doesn't like his employees challenging him? Or was it more like a father sending his back-talking kid to his room without dessert?
As anyone who got married in, say, 1991 can attest, relationships require time, compromise and plenty of praise for your partner.
Here's our five-step recovery for Westphal and Cousins:
1. Twice-weekly scream therapy sessions, supervised by Geoff Petrie, during which Westphal and Cousins let out their frustrations without fear of repercussion.
2. Daily Bikram Hot Yoga classes, to help relieve the tension between them. Maybe the classes also would help Cousins stop grimacing every time a call goes against him.
3. Spend an entire day together. Start with a latte or mocha, hit the bike trail for a quick ride up to Folsom for lunch, then go back to Discovery Park. After a siesta, head downtown for dinner and a special showing of "The Odd Couple" at the Crest.
4. Laugh together. There's no game Friday night, and Lavell Crawford is performing at the Punch Line Comedy Club. Laughter makes the heart grow fonder.
5. Start a weekly radio show in the morning on KHTK (1140 AM), "Coach and Big Cuz," during which they update Kings fans on how they're improving their relationship. Plus, they can talk about the team and other sports.
What to do
NBA, Milwaukee at Kings, 7 p.m., Power Balance Pavilion: Beno Udrih is back in town but he's day-to-day with a shoulder injury.
Whose side do you take in the Paul Westphal- DeMarcus Cousins spat?
They should both chill.
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