DeMarcus Cousins explains his controversial tweet from NBA Draft night

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To describe Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins as a complex character wouldn't be too far off the mark, but there is no denying how super-talented the All-Star center is.

He finished fourth in the scoring charts last season with an average of 26.9 points a game, but, despite his dominant paint play, Cousins has attracted more attention for his personality than what his talents warrant.

The Kentucky-product had multiple run-ins with former coach George Karl last term, including openly yelling at his supposed mentor right in the middle of a game in front of all his teammates.

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Cousins incurred a one-game suspension because of the incident and trade speculation has followed the temperamental star ever since.

The 25-year-old was at it again on draft night when he seemingly tweeted out his displeasure at Sacramento's bit of business.

The Kings traded the No. 8 overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft to the Phoenix Suns for the No. 13 and No. 28 picks, a 2020 second-round pick and the rights to Bogdan Bogdanovic. The Kings then selected Greek center Georgios Papagiannis with the No. 13 pick.

Boogie tweeted "Lord give me strength" and is post rapidly gained plenty of attention. On Friday, he was asked about it by ESPN's Marc J. Spears.

What was it about? "A hot sculpting class," Cousins said jokingly.

The 6'11" pivot has a track record of subtweeting, so it's easy to believe that his excuse is nothing more than a joke and he really was displeased. By the same token, what kind of excuse is that? It's actually a little more plausible because of how random it is.

We don't expect this to be the last we've heard of the differences between DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings.

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