Newsflash: The Sacramento Kings are a mess.
Perhaps the constant stink of the hot garbage pile of an NBA team has finally warped the mind of DeMarcus Cousins that he no longer knows what he's saying.
That's one way to explain Cousins' thinking as of late, as well as his cryptic tweeting:
Lord give me the strength— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) June 24, 2016
Most assumed that was in reference to the Kings spending the 13th-overall pick on Greek center Georgios Papagiannis, a player projected to go in the second round by most services. Cousins, having endured six straight losing seasons with the Kings (who've endured 10 straight as a franchise), was hoping to see a franchise-changing player, or at the very least a quality role player, but instead, watched a potential draft-and-stash guy with limited NBA upside be the pick.
So you can imagine Cousins publicly asking God for the strength to keep enduring the mess that is the Kings. But you can't imagine what Cousins said that tweet was about:
DeMarcus Cousins explains his tweet on Draft night: "Bad timing," he said. "It sounds ridiculous, but I was in a hot sculpting class."— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 27, 2016
Hot sculpting class?
Admittedly, I wasn't sure at first if this was a pottery class or yoga endeavor, but regardless, no, that tweet of prayer was not about sculpting.
It was about the 'hot' garbage Sacramento is. Hopefully, we don't see that spread into Cousins' brain, because that's about the only way he thinks we'll take him seriously about 'hot' sculpting.
Then again, maybe this was Cousins' own way of throwing shade at the hot mess the Kings are.