DeMarcus Cousins.

DeMarcus Cousins reminds the NBA of his talents with a double-posterising dunk

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DeMarcus Cousins can appear to be a bit of an enigma sometimes thanks to his outspoken nature and competitive edge on the court.

It seems like he could have two separate highlight reels; one for his extraordinary powerful play in the post and dominant presence on the boards, the other for his technical fouls and dramatic fall-outs.

However, against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night, it was a positive highlight for Cousins to boast, as although his Sacramento Kings didn't get the right result, Cousins made a lasting impression on two of their players.

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After receiving the ball on the edge of the perimeter, Cousins drove down the throat of the Trail Blazers defence, shrugging of Mason Plumlee before emphatically dropping a one-handed dunk in between the chasing Plumlee and the helpless Al-Farouq Aminu.

Although 'Boogie' would go on to log 30 points and nine rebounds during the affair at the Sleep Train Arena, it wasn't enough as the Trail Blazers tightened their grip on a playoff berth in the Western Conference with a 115-107 victory

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The Enigma

It's been a bit of a whirlwind season for Cousins in California. First and foremost, he is posting a career-high of 27.1 points a night this term to rank fourth in the entire NBA for scoring, only behind Stephen Curry, James Harden and Kevin Durant.

He has shown in spurts he could be a leading franchise player. The 'bad boy' tag isn't something he would like associated with himself, and that edge could be attributed to being a vital part of his game, as so many greats have displayed before.

However, the Kings' pivot was also given a technical foul last night when he shoved Gerald Henderson. That technical was his 17th of the season and ties his career-high for most in a campaign, whilst moving his grand total on to 90 in his six-year NBA career.

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Speaking of technicals, the NBA banned the 25-year-old for one game last week after he collected 16 this season. It seems he failed to learn his lesson against the Trail Blazers.

He has also got himself embroiled in a not so subtle war of words with head coach George Karl this season, even going as far as to blame his coach for the one-game suspension he incurred at the hands of the front office back in March.

If Cousins can control his temper and keep his emotions in check, he should have no problem adding to his two All-Star appearances thus far.

He is already the franchise player with the Sacramento Kings, but he could be a true cornerstone of a big organisation if the video above made more headlines than anything else.

Whatever you personally think of him, this video still showcases what a terrific talent he is.

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Sacramento Kings
Pacific Division
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Portland Trail Blazers
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