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.