DeMarcus Cousins

Poll

What should be done about Kings center DeMarcus Cousins?

Leading Off: It's time for Cousins to grow up, already

Published: Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 1C
Last Modified: Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 - 5:59 pm

Hey, DeMarcus, grow up, son.

Threatening a broadcaster because he said unflattering things about you, leading to a two-game suspension? (Sean Elliott was right, by the way.)

Hitting Mavericks guard O.J. Mayo below the belt? (Unintentional or not, that really is a low blow, and cost you yet another game.)

Six technical fouls in 18 games? (You get only nine more before the NBA hands you another suspension.)

All those ticky-tack fouls? (You're averaging five fouls per 48 minutes, which means you're riding the pine way too much.)

Questioning nearly every call, as if you've never fouled anyone in your life? (Forget about it; you need to get back down the court instead.)

And those scowls, smirks and groans? (This isn't the theater, though you probably could win an award for all this drama.)

DeMarcus, you have a real gift – you're one of the very select people in this country who get paid millions to play a game you love.

So it's time to decide: Do you want to be remembered for how well you played the game – or for cheap shots, technicals, verbal outbursts and whining?

If you were one of our 14-year-old twins, we'd take away your laptop, Xbox 360, cellphone and 3DS and make you do yard work every day until you changed your act.

Hey, coach Smart, there's an idea!

What to watch

NFL, Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 5:20 p.m., NFL: Two mediocre teams likely going nowhere, but you probably have players on your fantasy team.

Today's poll

What should be done about Kings center DeMarcus Cousins?

• Counsel him

• Trade him

• Bench him

• Nothing

Vote above or leave your comments in the comment field; or, go to www.sacbee.com/sports

Wednesday's results

Who will have a better record this season?

• Kings: 10%

• Warriors: 90%

Total votes: 217

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