DeMarcus Cousins Rumors

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DeMarcus Cousins
DeMarcus Cousins
Position: C
Born: 08/13/90
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:270 lbs. / 122.5 kg.
Salary:
Former Kentucky Wildcat and four-time NBA All-Star Demarcus Cousins returned to Lexington for The Basketball Tournament but this time as a general manager. Cousins is the GM for the Loyalty is Love team — the No. 1 seed in the TBT Lexington regional. For Cousins, being back in the Bluegrass State for Cousins is a bit of a throwback. “I feel like I’m 18 years old again with the love I’ve received since I’ve been here,” Cousins said.
Storyline: The Tournament
“I’ve always had a dream of putting together my own team in a general manager role. So this is kind of a test run for me,” Cousins said. “I think I put together a pretty decent team together. So, we’ll see what happens from here.” In terms of his team, Loyalty is Love includes former Baylor standout and NBA first-round pick Isaiah Austin and Cousins’ former UK teammate and first-round pick Daniel Orton.
He’s still learning new terms. “Virgin” was a word introduced to him by DeMarcus Cousins a few months ago. The lumbering veteran big man went down to Santa Cruz on a rehab assignment last season and relentlessly teased the eager kid in trash-talk sessions. Smailagic recounts Cousins repeatedly yelling, “Don’t play with us, you’re probably a virgin!” Smailagic would shoot back, “I’ll show you,” perhaps not completely understanding the context of the insult. “It was great,” Smailagic said of his time trying to prove himself to Cousins.