DeMarcus Cousins hits out at Rockets in interview
After giving the major to the Sacramento Kings, DeMarcus Cousins has another one on loan for another of his former teams.
The Denver Nuggets Cousins center spoke in an extensive interview this week with SI’s Chris Mannix. In the interview, Cousins took on the Houston Rockets, who he played for in the 2020-21 season.
“It was awful,” he said of his time in Houston. “A lot of teams promise you one thing, tell you something to your face, and when the time comes, no phone calls, they shut up. They tell you one thing and tell your agent another. It’s just lots of bulls—. There’s a lot of bulls in this business, and in my eyes that’s largely unfair. But that’s the way it is.”
Cousins touches on many other topics in Mannix’s interview, including contemplating retirement before finding a home with the Nuggets this year. You can read the full interview here.
The 31-year-old cousins signed a one-year deal with Houston in 2020 but only lasted three months and 25 appearances before being waived. Mannix’s history also characterized the Cousins Rockets tenure as “the lowest” for the four-time All-Star.
Cousins is an emotional player but can still contribute to winning basketball despite many serious injuries in the past. He has, however, made some enemies over the course of his career, as we saw a great example of recently.