Well it's official, former Cat, DeMarcus Cousins has been selected to the 2015 NBA All-Star Game.
Sure, DeMarcus was left off the first initial ballot, but filling in for an injured Kobe Bryant will have to do. It's no secret that Big Cuz' got snubbed this time around considering he was top five in just about every major statical category the NBA keeps track of. Here's an example of what the Big Man has accomplished this season...
"Cousins ranks fifth in the NBA in scoring (23.8 ppg) and third in rebounding (12.3 rpg). Over the last 20 years, only five players -- David Robinson, Shaquille O'Neal, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan and Kevin Love -- have averaged at least 23.0 points and 12.0 rebounds in a season."
That my friends is a snippet of an article on NBA.com announcing Cousins' selection to the All-Star team, a selection that should've taken place the first time.
Also, for those of you keeping track, that's three former Cats (John Wall, Anthony Davis and now DeMarcus Cousins with possibly another to be named later) participating in this years All-Star Game. That is more than impressive.
Congratulations, DeMarcus. It's BEYOND time and well deserved.