"They'll never know me"

DeMarcus Cousins refuses to put on an act to get the respect he deserves

Originally Published: April 2, 2014
By Tim Keown | ESPN The Magazine

DeMARCUS COUSINS IS sitting in a hotel room in Los Angeles, across South Figueroa from Staples Center, where the Kings are about to play the Lakers in a heroic effort to sift through the grim remains of another bad season. Sacramento's star center is alone, suspended from the game for giving Rockets guard Patrick Beverley a gutshot three nights earlier.

This has happened many times -- three suspensions last season -- but this year, his fourth in the NBA, was supposed ...

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