Sacramento Kings GM Vlade Divac is not one to shy away from hyperbole. After the NBA Draft in June, Divac said former Cat and Kings draft pick Skal Labissiere was “the best player in college basketball” last season, a pretty bold claim to say the least. This week, Vlade’s at it again, telling James Ham from CSN Bay Area that DeMarcus Cousins isn’t just the best player on the Kings’ roster, he’s the most dominant player in the entire world:
“It’s a no-brainer,” Kings general manager Vlade Divac said from his courtside seat. “He’s the most dominant player in the whole world. And being from Serbia, I have to root for Serbia, but I feel bad for them. He’s going to kill them.”
So far this summer, Cousins is doing his best to back up Divac’s praise. Through three exhibition games with Team USA, DeMarcus has two double doubles and is currently second the team in scoring at 15.7 points per game and first in rebounding at 11 rebounds per game. He was dominant Tuesday night vs. China, scoring 21 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in only 19 minutes.
While LeBron James or Steph Curry would steal the title of most dominant player in the whole world during the season, maybe Vlade’s on to something; of the players competing in the Olympic games, does DeMarcus have a case for most dominant?