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.