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Shaq compares DeMarcus Cousins to Friedrich Nietzsche



So this happened. A few weeks after saying that he was “going to make DeMarcus Cousins the best big man in the game,” Shaq still can’t help himself from expressing his affinity for Boogie. This time though, instead of comparing DMC to himself, he compared him to a 19th century German philosopher. Because of course he did. It’s Shaq.

In response to a question about what player he’d most like to see wearing the relaunch of his Shaqnosis shoe, his Shaqness answered:


“I’m going to have to say DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings. I like his attitude. Right now he’s like the Friedrich Nietzsche of basketball. Friedrich Nietzsche was so intelligent, so advanced that people thought he was crazy. The way DeMarcus Cousins acts, really unorthodox – I like that. That tells me he has something inside.”


Boogie Cousins, a genius before his time? Sure, I can get behind that. Now, when’s Steel II coming out, Shaq? We’ve waited long enough.



Article written by Andrew McCarthy

8 Comments for Shaq compares DeMarcus Cousins to Friedrich Nietzsche

  1. Redundancy
    8:45 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    Wasn’t this already posted here yesterday? Granted, it was in one of the links post but still…

  2. Hal
    8:51 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    1-KSR was made to post things like this. this and hot chicks.

  3. Charles
    9:00 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    In World War I, British soldiers marched into battle with a Bible in their backpacks. German soldiers had Nietzche’s Beyond Good and Evil. True story.

  4. Billy Bad A
    9:28 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    Cousins is a lazy oaf. UK wishes they had players like the guys who went 2 and 4 in the draft. I see why Cow bailed on the series now.

  5. Deacon
    9:43 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    That which has not killed Big Cuz has made him stronger.

  6. lesigh
    10:06 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    #4 gtfo; ahem, anyway, of course Shaq is right. I would say Cousins will be better appreciated a few years from now when he is the best big man in the league and a media-ready personality like Charles Barkley and Shaq.

  7. Alan Cutler
    11:17 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    I used the same analogy when Cousins played here
    Dave Baker said he reminded him of Schopenhauer

  8. MN CAT
    11:50 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    Shaq needs to get back to his Aristotelian roots.