“Trade me!” That is the scream that the future Hall Of Famer from Boneheadville screamed at the then, beleaguered Kings coach Paul Westphal in January. Yep this kid, who has been in the league for a buck and half. Done absolutely nothing but create headlines, push the sales of Advil within the Kings Organisation, and make Jimmer Freddette wish he was still in Morman County. Yes that is answer for pro athletes these days. When it all gets too hard or when they feel their sense of entitlement isn’t being fulfilled, it’s time to move on up to the west side. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="156" caption="Seriously google: DeMarcus Cousins being a giant pain in the a$$"][/caption] When a 21 year old kid (in every sense of the word) has had too much, too soon and feels he isn’t being listened to by a guy who has more NBA experience then he has years on this planet, he must be right. I mean he is the number 5 pick, the prodigy, the talented one, the reason people come to the game. But DeMarcus Cousins isn’t doing anything a Stephon Marbury, Latrell Sprewell or even i dare say (my favorite NBA player) Kobe Bryant haven’t done before. He wants out, he need to feed his family, he is a star. The problem is, this guy is a product of everyone tip toeing around him. Stories of him being a diva is easy to find. Just Google “DeMarcus Cousins being a giant pain in the a$$” Does he not realise he could be the next Bonzi Wells? Jamaal Tinsley? (although Tinsley is in the league, but a watered down version. Ie; Tinsley Light with Lime) Julius Hodge? (a diva that took his talents to the NBL then took his ball and went home), All talented but too much of a pain in the rear end to deal with. Anyone remember this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFgJ_0eB6yU What about this one? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy6B1uta_Ws The guy simply does not get it. I don’t think he ever will. Yes Cousins has had a much better time since Westphal has left the fold. BUT Keith Smart is literally spending his whole time making sure “The Future” of the Kings Franchise (which is never a good thing) is happy and feeling content. Imagine if he got traded to the Celtics. KG wouldn’t put up with his crap, he would crying like Big Baby Davis by the third game. The Bulls? Tibs would bench him just to prove a point then he would throw a hissy fit only ever seen by American Idol tryout rejects, or even some guy walking into Hardcore Pawn and wanting $5000 for a flat screen TV he “found” and being told they will give him $50. Honestly you have to watch that show. It is seriously Jerry Springer in a Pawn Store in Detroit. If you thought the Pistons were awful, see the rest of Detroit. Wow! I digress... His new found happiness is great and all, but he is seriously one thing not going his way from blowing up in a Latrell Sprewell type of implosion. So maybe DeMarcus Cousins is the smartest man in the NBA. He has NBA people, good NBA people making sure the baby is happy. It is like a Bridezilla, everyone knows she is a giant pain in the butt...BUT everyone wants to make sure she is the princess off the day. DMC is making everyday his wedding day. He knows it. The team knows it. But it continues to happen. So as the saying goes, he is making hay while the sun shines. Thus DeMarcus Cousins I declare thee, the smartest man in the NBA. D=MC Squared.