“It’s hard to tell when Cousins is enjoying himself on the court. And even though you’d be hard pressed to find an NBA player grinning while running the floor, Cousins draws a lot of attention for his menacing expression.
Cousins said it’s not his fault his look unsettles others, explaining it as only he could.
“I’m an ugly dude,” he said. “I really can’t help how my face looks. You’re just gonna have to take it. Some people like it, some people don’t. It’s just my face.”
Cousins also thinks if he were shorter, he wouldn’t be as intimidating.
Cousins would tell you he’s not intimidating. But because he’s 6-foot-11 and 270 pounds, some easily might see him that way.
“If I was shorter, I don’t think I’d be intimidating,” Cousins said. “They’d be like, ‘That’s a little ugly person.’ Because I’m big, intimidating.”