Many people have criticised Cousins for ruining the National Basketball Association by signing with the Warriors and further unbalancing the competitiveness of the league in their eyes by helping Golden State create a better superteam than what they already had. "I don't give a fuck".
Along with Cousins' free agency period this summer, the documentary will also take a more in-depth look at the All Star big man's journey from his hometown of Mobile, Alabama to his new home in Oakland, the rehabilitation process following his season-ending Achilles injury, and more.
"This is my ace of spades", Cousins said of the deal. I knew how it would be perceived from some.
"There are some motherf--s out there probably ripping their hair out".
In the piece, Cousins confirms earlier reports that there was "no offer" from his previous team, the New Orleans Pelicans, even after Cousins' camp reached out. "I'm a fighter, I never give up and I'm taking this challenge head on".
"Yeah, I could've probably gotten a decent contract from a bad team but how does that help me?" This is just another test for me to overcome. I'm already fighting a career-ending injury.
The Warriors are scheduled to officially introduce their latest All-Star at a press conference today. I'm not gonna put myself in an already bad situation to try and prove my value or worth as a player in a situation that's not looking to win. He's not expected to be available for the Warriors until later this year. You don't want to ruin it taking a chance on a damaged player. We got answers like: 'We don't believe it's a good fit, ' or 'We've got to see what we're doing with our roster right now, ' just kind of bulls-t answers.
I also asked him about the possibility of signing Klay Thompson (contract set to expire next July) and Draymond Green (set to expire July 2020) to extensions this summer, whether he's anxious about Kevin Durant possibly leaving next summer, and the departures of several important team support staffers recently.
In a vacuum, it's hard to hate on Cousins' decision.