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Grantland.com’s “The Ballad of Boogie” is a must-read

If you have some time in your Thursday afternoon to read a whole lot of words, Jonathan Abrams over at Grantland.com has a fantastic piece on DeMarcus Cousins. “The Ballad of Boogie” tells the story of DeMarcus growing up in Alabama as a lanky kid who towered over his classmates and fellow grocery shoppers at a young age, and how that scrawny boy turned into the NBA center that is dominating opponents this season. It includes stops along the way on the AAU circuit, his time at Kentucky, the NBA draft and his first season in Sacramento, and how things are looking up in 2014 with new support from the Kings organization and head coach Mike Malone.

With several quotes and stories from the people who know him best, “The Ballad of Boogie” is a very good read and an even closer look at the life and upbringing of the “bad guy” everyone in Kentucky loves. Check it out.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

8 Comments for Grantland.com’s “The Ballad of Boogie” is a must-read



  1. Brandon
    2:07 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Thanks for the heads up. Very well written story.



  2. Yo
    2:15 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Great story. Love Boogie



  3. LoveMeSomeBigCuz
    2:28 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    I absolutely love me some big Cuz. Most energetic, passionate and fun player to play at UK in a long time. Great article – Big Cuz is starting to tear the league up for sure.



  4. trey
    2:39 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    http://www.korkedbats.com/2014/01/22/nfl-draft-application/

    Hilarious NFL draft application ^^^
    Items include: How much money did you make in college?
    a) $100 million
    b) $10 million
    c) $1 million
    d) None of the above. I didn’t play in the SEC.



    • OMG! SO FUNNY
      3:16 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Ha……………………………………….. Ha……………………………………….. Ha……………………………………….. Ha………………………………………………………………..



  5. asdf
    2:43 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Great article. Nice to see John Wall’s comments in it.



  6. CatsBBN
    3:20 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    The idiotic fans who dont understand what Cal is doing for these recruits needs to read Cousins remarks about Cal and what he told him! Thats players first and more so, its the kids and their families first. Not just as players. Well written article and very much worth the read.



  7. inside info
    3:55 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Boogie and PPat are my two favorite Calipari Era players. Glad to see some positive press. We in Lexington got to see the good side of Boogie all the time (I always remember the video of he and wall backstage at a charity event playing with a baby) so I am glad that side of him is finally getting some national press.