DeMarcus Cousins sat down with Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated and delivered a very open, honest, and insightful interview. I really suggest reading the interview in its entirety. While the conversation is enlightening and offers incredible insight into the mind of Cousins, there are a few issues that stand out.

First, Cousins deserves to be recognized and praised. This interview is the most I have ever heard Cousins take personal responsibility for his actions and issues. He tells Mannix:

"Sometimes I let some of the small things take over," Cousins told SI.com. "It can be a simple thing, like a call going the wrong way, and it takes me all off. I've got a real problem when I know something is wrong or I feel something is wrong, I'm going to speak about it. I get it from my mother. It's a problem I have. I don't want to say I want to change it because it helped me get where I am. But at the same time, I have to learn to be quiet."