DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins, one of the NBA’s best centers, is enjoying a career year this season, averaging 26.8 points and 11.1 rebounds per game.
Although Cousins is considered the prototype center—at 6’11 and 270 pounds he plays back to the basket and finishes with power—he believes the true key to success comes from the facial expressions he gives on the court. Talking to reporters during All Star Weekend, Cousins believes for some reason he is truly an ugly dude.

“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.”

Entertaining comments to say the least, but what else can you expect from one of the NBA’s most joyous personalities? Any-who, we know (we hope) you’re just joking, Boogie.