Cousins has been on quite a journey the past few seasons. After rising to elite levels as a multi-faceted big man and four-time all-star, Cousins returned from a ruptured Achilles tendon in 2018 and signed with Golden State. Injury struck again when Cousins suffered a torn left quadriceps in Game 2 of the first round of the 2019 playoffs.
July 6, 2019, he signed a one-year contract with the Lakers, but tragedy struck for the third time. Cousins suffered an ACL injury in preseason workouts and was waived by LA on February 23, 2020.
No matter how many times his body falters, like a rabid dog craving the taste of blood, he keeps coming back for more. Now he’s latched on in Houston on a 1-year deal. Hoping to regain some of the form that once made him a Top 10 player in the game.
DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins): "If my name is called to start, I’ll come out and do my job. If my name is called to be the sixth man and come off the bench, I’ll do my job."
— Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) December 9, 2020
Fans see all of the technical fouls and demonstrative plays and probably don’t know that Cousins is a comedian, a nice guy even.
In this episode of Cold as Balls Season 4: The Bubble, Cousins talks about his return, why Draymond Green is the worst dresser in the NBA, and just how much he has been fined on technical fouls in his lifetime.