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DeMarcus Cousins doesn’t ‘really care’ about backlash for signing with Warriors

Shortly after the Los Angeles Lakers made the major splash of landing the All-Star forward LeBron James, the Golden State Warriors ignited a huge amount of buzz around the league with the acquisition of All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins.

This had quickly led to much backlash thrown in Cousins’ direction given that he’s joined an already stacked team in the back-to-back defending champions. Despite all that, the 27-year-old voiced that he doesn’t care about the outside noise about the move, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.

“I didn’t really care, honestly,” he said about the backlash. “I don’t really care. … It trips me out to just see. It’s crazy like how angry people were.”

Much of this lies with the fact that he joined the Warriors on a deal that is well below what type of deal his talent level would garner as he signed a one-year, $5.3 million contract. What has put him in the market to get to that point was the utter lack of significant interest in him from around the league.

This had come about due to the fact that he’s coming off a torn Achilles tendon injury that typically winds up in the player being unable to recapture their form prior to the injury.  Although that may be the case, Cousins is regarded as being arguably the most talented center in the league that could add another elite talent to the dominating Warriors team.

It has also put them on the fast track to be contention for a third straight title and fourth in the last five years. Nonetheless, this could provide Cousins with the added motivation to silence his critics by helping the Warriors win another championship next season.

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