DeMarcus Cousins has heard it all from the haters and critics since signing a one-year deal with the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors and, quite frankly, he doesn't give a fuck what anybody has to say. Cousins' displeasure with the free agent process was also very evident from the tone of his answers.
To not upset the apple cart in Golden State though, Cousins spoke to Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, and Draymond Green at the Warriors prior to the move to see what they thought about it. I'm already fighting a career-ending injury. He's one of the top in this business and just his approach to every game, I want that guy on my team every day.
Out of the three, the former New Orleans Pelicans star revealed that Green had the worst pitch because he stated that he and Cousins were likely going to fight.
Cousins' positive body language did not just reveal his state of happiness for signing with the Warriors and sacrificing relative riches in hopes to help them win their fourth National Basketball Association championship in five years.
Cousins, as well as Warriors general manager Bob Meyers, addressed a wide variety of topics including the route that landed Cousins in Oakland as well as updates on his achilles injury that kept him out of last year's post season.
We still don't know when he'll be back on the floor, but there is no doubt he will bring even more attention to the most interesting and dominant team in the league. I had to prepare myself for that situation, the different possibilities that would happen.
"There's some motherf-- out there that's probably ripping their hair out right now, and I love it". "Yeah, I could have probably gotten a decent contract from a bad team, but how does that help me?" "I don't give a (expletive)". I knew what my ace was and we made the call. I'm saying it now because I've seen the reaction, but I didn't give a f--.
"I think we have a lot of similarities and the same way that he's appreciative, hopefully I can receive the same thing". "But I take it as a test".
The soon-to-be 28-year old center was in line to sign a five-year $150 million contract extension with the New Orleans Pelicans, but the deal never materialized. I don't need anybody feeling sorry for me. Some of the positives I took from it and some I just put to the way side.