Charles Barkley, the greatest basketball player ever from Alabama, once watched another Alabaman named DeMarcus Cousins in a high school game.
Barkley said he told reporters afterward he was disappointed in the young prospect.
Then, Cousins went to Kentucky, where he starred as a freshman. He turned pro after one season, but Barkley said Cousins wasn’t ready.
In the NBA, the Kings suspended Cousins, and Barkley stuck up for then-Sacramento coach Paul Westphal, who also coached Barkley with the Suns.
You can see how the Kings center might take that personally – and he has. Cousins typically ignores Barkley whenever the two are near.
“I have no respect for you and I never will," Cousins told Bleacher Report's Ric Bucher, as if he was speaking directly to Barkley. "We have nothing to talk about. So, yes, every time we see each other, there will never be words.”
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