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Kings Links: DeMarcus Cousins is leading the way for the Kings

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Happy Friday folks!  A great Kings win always makes the next day a little better.  Here's your Friday links, with a lot of focus on how DeMarcus Cousins is turning the Kings into a team to be reckoned with on any given night.

On this day in history: November 21st, 1694: French historian, playwright and philosopher Voltaire is born.

NBA.com: Critics take note: Cousins' game doing the talking now
Sekou Smith has an NBA MVP ladder he's running over at NBA.com and DeMarcus Cousins is currently 8th thanks to his improvement and more importantly, Sacramento's improvement.

ESPN: Kings show they can win ugly, like Bulls
Ethan Sherwood Strauss visited Sacramento yesterday and had some nice things to say about Sacramento's physical style of play.

GQ.com: Boogie Cousins and The Upside of a Bad Attitude
Bethlehem Shoals takes a look at DeMarcus Cousins' attitude and how it's more of a boon than a hindrance.

News10: Rudy Gay happy to stay with Sacramento Kings
In case you missed the Press Conference or the interview with Rudy Gay afterwards, News10 has those up for you to watch.

BBALLBREAKDOWN: DeMarcus Cousins Scouting Report
DeMarcus Cousins is one of the most unique big men in the league, and Rafael Uehara tries to break down his strengths and weakness on both ends of the court.

Grantland: When a Miss Becomes a Rebound Becomes a Make: Introducing the Boogie Board
Kirk Goldsberry is impressed with how DeMarcus Cousins often uses a shot attempt as a way to set up an easier shot thanks to his great timing and rebounding ability.

TrueHoop: The men who would be Kings
Patrick Redford perfectly encapsulates what it feels like to be a Kings fan in a Sacramento that is moving forward for once instead of constantly looking backward.

Cowbell Kingdom: Eric Moreland helping the Kings behind the scenes
Rui Thomas takes a look at how Eric Moreland is helping the Kings even if he isn't seeing any time on the court.

Kings.com: Ugly Sweater Photoshoot
If you liked that picture of the Kings in ugly sweaters that Kevin put in the fanshots, the Kings have a whole gallery with even more players in the sweaters.

Grantland: Are you ready for the Big Man Renaissance?
Buoyed by the transcendence of guys like DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis, Andrew Sharp looks at the current crop of college big men who could come into the league and contribute to the rise of the big man after years of guard dominance.

Ball Don't Lie: Mavs' new 'freeD' video tech could have big replay, analytics possibilities
This new technology that the Mavericks are putting in is really cool, and it would have been exceedingly useful in situations like the controversial ending to the Kings-Grizzlies game.

Finally, from Twitter, an amazing photoshop: