NBA All-Star DeMarcus Cousins wins Twitter spat five-years on

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For DeMarcus Cousins, January 30 was an important date. 

Not only did the Sacramento Kings star get selected to his first All-Star game, he also proved one of his many doubters wrong thus ending a five-year feud.

Long time coming

Clay Travis, a blogger and writer, claimed via Twitter in 2010 that there was a 100% chance Cousins would be arrested within the next five years.

Proving his critics wrong

The 24-year-old has been known to have a short fuse and his temperament has often got him into trouble on the court. However, Cousins took the upper hand and is currently having the season of his life.

He is the Kings’ first All-Star since 2004 and is putting up remarkable numbers. The 6ft 11in centre is currently averaging 23.6 points, 12.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. When you consider the only other real scorers for Sacramento are Rudy Gay and Darren Collison on the rare occasion, it makes his numbers even more impressive.

All-Star competition

Cousins is set to make his first All-Star appearance in New York on February 15. However, his call-up was slightly marred with the news that it would be either him or Damian Lillard who would make the roster.

Both are All-Stars in their own right but NBA Commissioner Adam Silver chose Cousins over the Portland point guard.

Lillard made NBA history last year at the All-Star weekend by taking part in five events: the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, Taco Bell Skills Challenge, Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, Sprite Slam Dunk Contest and the All-Star game. However, this year he will have to settle for far less.

Travis hailed Cousins and said: “Incredibly funny and well played,” in a response on Twitter and offered $5000 to the charity of his choice. 

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