DeMarcus Cousins is rehabbing from a torn Achilles. Once healthy, he will join a completely stacked Golden State Warriors team and likely breeze to his first NBA championship. The mercurial big man found some time to give back recently at San Francisco’s Malcolm X Academy, where he delighted young children by rejecting their shots into oblivion.
Now, some people would tell you this is rude. Some would say it’s mean. Some would say blocking a youngster’s shot is bad for their self-confidence.
I say … yeah, that may be right, but it’s definitely a small sacrifice for what has to the be apex of all comedic bits. It’s at the forefront of one of the best SportsCenter commercials ever produced.
It’s a part of one of the finest It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia episodes.
It’s such a guilty pleasure to see a 4-foot-2 youth get violently stuffed. A well-adjusted adult should not be doing it. And yet, when they do … it’s perfection.
Perhaps the only funnier thing is when a grown man or woman posterizes a kid, as this guy did.
Stop, stop. My sides hurt.
To those asking, “hey, how would you feel if it were your kid getting blocked,” there’s a simple answer. Great. I’d feel great. Sending my young son’s would-be layups on his Fisher-Price basketball set has provided both of us with hours of entertainment. You’ve never seen a kid laugh so hard. And now he knows about the Dikembe Mutombo finger wag.
Joel Embiid gets it.
Anyway, congratulations to Cousins for creating a fantastic and character-building moment for these school children — and comedy for the rest of us.