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Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 10:40 am  |  36 responses

Shaquille O’Neal Says He’ll Make DeMarcus Cousins the NBA’s Best Center


One of the new owners of the Sacramento Kings, Mark Mastrov, has asked Shaquille O’Neal to work with DeMarcus Cousins. Shaq is willing, and promises to help turn Cousins into the League’s best big man. Per CBS Sacramento: “Vivek Ranadive and Mark Mastrov sat down for dinner with the TNT analyst and former Los Angeles Lakers star at the Rosewood Sand Hill in Melo Park. Three months after O’Neal said he thought the Kings were sold and gone at the NBA All-Star Game in Houston, the all-star center said he’s going to help tutor DeMarcus Cousins. O’Neal said, ‘I’m going to make DeMarcus Cousins the best big man in the game.’”

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  • OfftheWall87

    I thought Brook Lopez was the best. Hope he helps him grow up.

  • JML-G

    hope so – Cousins is a huge talent and not as stupid as Dwight

  • Love The Game

    Guess that answers the max contract question. Looking forward to big things from Cuz this year.

  • Love The Game

    Guess that answers the max contract question. Looking forward to big things from Cuz this year.

  • OfftheWall87

    Dwight’s not as temperamental as DeMarcus.

  • OfftheWall87

    Dwight’s not as temperamental as DeMarcus.

  • OfftheWall87

    Dwight’s not as temperamental as DeMarcus.

  • Shifty

    He really can be the best, I think he has more moves then Dwight and can shoot those 10-15 footers, rebounds like a maniac when he wants to. If only he could control one’s mind…

  • Shifty

    He really can be the best, I think he has more moves then Dwight and can shoot those 10-15 footers, rebounds like a maniac when he wants to. If only he could control one’s mind…

  • Dfrance

    How long is Shaq’s list of “Best big men in the NBA”?

  • underdog

    I hope Shaq won’t teach Cusins his FT technique. Nah, in all seriousness, I hope Shaq finds a way to motivate Cusins and somehow make him concetrate on the game, because young DMC has all the talent in the world, not to mention the size. If he could find a way to fuel his fire for longer than 20 minutes, hardly anybody could stop him. Dude is not a lost cause, that’s for sure.

  • danpowers

    im not so sure if this is true “stupid is as stupid does.”

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Every starting center except Dwight.

  • spit hot fiyah

    he could be, a lot of ifs right now though.

  • danpowers

    cousins has the potential – i just wonder if he also has the mindset

  • https://twitter.com/jasontichenor Mr. Wet

    Step one, be bigger and stronger than everyone.
    Step two. Back up.

  • Kev

    how will he try to do that? he doesn’t know how to teach somebody how to defend a pick and roll

  • bike

    Shaq will do anything to piss Dwight off. Anything.

  • LP @ThisisEther

    Dwight isn’t stupid, he just talks too much and created a media circus……Demarcus is probably more on the “stupid” end….

  • LeroyShonuff

    Sixers still dumb for picking Turner over Him… Same for wizards

  • ThatManSam

    Work with Greg Monroe

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    I hope Shaq won’t teach Cusins
    his FT technique. Nah, in all seriousness, I hope Shaq finds a way to
    motivate Cusins and somehow make him concetrate on the game, because
    young DMC has all the talent in the world, not to mention the size. If
    he could find a way to fuel his fire for longer than 20 minutes, hardly
    anybody could stop him. Dude is not a lost cause, that’s for sure.

  • roscoe

    so… if dcuz keeps on the same road…

    does shaq get a bad reputation?

  • urriah

    your cousin?? is he demarcus??

    ohh.. and i believe if dwight learns post moves.. he will be leaps and bounds ahead cousins.. no use having your center move away from the basket

  • Noompsi

    What is Shaq’s prob with Dwight? My nan says Shaq has a real hard on for Dwight… why??

  • JL

    Demarcus is really talented. He does struggle against tall athletic centers though, since he’s short for a center and not a big leaper. Not sure how he will be the best when he has that limitation. Plus his main problem is his maturity and attitude, things Shaq wasn’t known for. He needs a tutor more like David Robinson who is on the other extreme. If Shaq had a better work ethic he would have many more championships. For a while he was THE championship building block.

  • robb

    Dwight won’t learn any post moves because of his learning impediment

  • Gomy Noah

    He is the most skilled big man in the NBA. He doesn’t need much added to his game. He can pass better than any Big-man not named Pau, perhaps even better than Pau, rebound, post-up and play D. He’s really strong, and I disagree immensely on what you said about his athleticism. He has big hops and allot of power. He doesn’t struggle against more athletic bigs because there are none. He can run the floor like a 3. He just doesn’t have the mindset.

    If I were the Lakers, as crazy as this sounds, I’d do a sign and trade for Cousins. Kobe will sort him out.

  • solito

    Shaq had some maturing up to do in his days at LSU and eraly Orlando days, plus he was big headed (in a positive way). So I think he actually could advise Cousins how to handle the limelight mentally.
    HOWEVER, I think Cousins already has more post moves then Shaq ever had, and his shot gets better every year… PLUS he is better at the free throw line… so I don’t think the on-the-court stuff should be in focus here.

  • Ugh

    Arrogance is a learning impediment now?

  • Dfrance

    He feels like Dwight stole his whole Superman thing is part of it, other than that, i don’t know.

  • vINSANITY

    Dwight aint learnin ish, he’s found “the real reason why hes missing free throws” for the past 5 summers. Remember that time he hit 2 straight bank shots?

  • vINSANITY

    Its an ego thing, i dont see kenny mad at jason terry

  • Royce

    Every 2 days, Shaq says something to needle Dwight. Man, he needs to move on and get a girl or something. DMC will never be the best center in the league; I just don’t think his mindset will allow that kind of focus to happen.

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  • nlruizjr

    If, If, if you could teach a rock to roll over then Dwight might have a chance to improve his post move, he only has one and that isn’t that effective once he defended for that move. DH hasn’t learned but one post move in 7 yrs, so he’s what 28 now and by the time he’s 30, his athleticism will be on the decline meaning less blocks, less rebounds and less dunks, gee I guess he’ll be just a role player in a few more yrs. Happy Days Houston !!!!!

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