DeMarcus Cousins was just one man among many, surrounded by the greatest players in the NBA. He had played just 2½ minutes and scored three points during a game in which the other All-Stars combined to score 371.
If it was a normal postgame, Cousins probably would’ve been largely ignored, save for the local writers in New Orleans sent to monitor Sacramento’s star.
But, as quickly as the trade deadline’s Pied Piper, Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, pushed send, Cousins’ postgame, and life, changed.
The rumors that the Kings were seriously considering sending the 6-foot-11 center-forward to New Orleans made the two-minute, three-point man a center of...