I can't pinpoint exactly what motivates DeMarcus Cousins but I do know that it's a toss up between money and the misery of those that have wronged him, because it damn sure isn't his own personal pursuit of happiness. Granted, it's probably pretty tough to say no to a 200+ million dollar extension, but I think I would at least consider it when the alternative is making a long term commitment that doesn't even put a smile on my face despite being worth multiple lifetimes of financial security. Seriously, has anyone ever looked less convincing than Boogie Cousins looked while professing his adoration for Sacramento? If I didn't turn the sound on then I would have guessed that he was announcing that his family dog had to be put down, not that he planned on voluntarily guaranteeing himself hundreds of millions of dollars by continuing to do a job he enjoyed for an organization he appreciated in a city he loved.
Hell, his most cheerful moment in that interview was when he was making media members uncomfortable by getting them to admit that they would rather not deal with him on a day-to-day basis. We have all been caught in a relationship in which we felt like our perpetual misery was the life's work of another, but I genuinely think that having the ability to deliver disappointing news to a reporter he nearly came to blows with was tied atop DeMarcus Cousins' list of pros of potentially remaining a Sacramento King. The money may just be too much to turn down, but if that shit eating grin told me anything it's that pettiness and spite are clearly playing a much bigger factor in his decision making than winning and peace of mind. Either way, it will be captivating for us basketball fans. After all, who doesn't get caught rubbernecking a disasterous head-on collision?