DeMarcus Cousins is inarguably one of the most talented big men of his generation.
While injuries obviously robbed him of the career he was supposed to have, at his peak – few could compete with Cousins at his position.
These days Cousins makes more headlines for his off-the-court commentary than his on-the-court contributions, and that trend continued this past week.
During a recent appearance on the “Outta Pocket” podcast, Cousins got brutally honest about Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul’s place in hoops history.
“Every time I hear a top-five PG list, Chris Paul is in it, and I’m not really understanding why,” he said.
“Strictly from an accolades and a performance standpoint, I don’t think Chris Paul is top five.”
Cousins didn’t stop there, though. He went on to suggest that Magic Johnson, Stephen Curry, Isiah Thomas, Steve Nash, and John Stockton were all superior to Paul.
It is hard to argue with that. But then Cousins took it one step further.
He suggested that Russell Westbrook, by virtue of being a former league MVP, is also higher on his all-time list than Paul. Make of that what you will.
Paul is an undeniably dirty player, but placing him below Westbrook on the all-time rankings seems like a bit of a stretch. Plus there is an argument to be made that he is actually the greatest point guard of all time by virtue of the females he has been able to pull.
Cousins underwent a major body transformation over the summer in hopes of landing with a contender in 2022-23.
Two teams initially showed interest in Cousins, but ultimately neither bit.
No wonder the Seahawks players looked distracted last night. https://t.co/sSpkcPijnT
— Game 7 (@game7__) December 16, 2022
As the season progresses and injuries continue to pile up, it will be interesting to see if someone opts to give him a run.
Based on his most recent comments, though – it’s safe to assume that that “someone” won’t be the Suns.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.