DeMarcus Cousins says the Warriors are the “most hated team in sports” today.
Cousins is set to make his debut for Golden State after missing nearly a year due to a ruptured Achilles tendon.
Oh man, this was so much fun: my conversation with @boogiecousins. On why he’s a better player than before he got hurt, the advice @DWilkins21 gave him, and why he thinks the Warriors are the most hated team in sports. https://t.co/5ApAratWkb
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) January 17, 2019
Boogie says he is “coming back for that top spot.”
There was a feeling at the start of this season that the Warriors were gonna be a title favorite regardless, that you needed them more than they needed you. But then the season has gone along and do you think it’s shifted a little? That they might need you at least a little more now, too?
Cousins: “I don’t really pay attention to storylines. I mean, they’re gonna say what they have to say. They’re gonna add their opinions. We’re the most hated team in sports.”
You think you’re the most hated team in sports?
Cousins: “Cousins: Can you name another?”
I would say there’s a lot of people in this country who love to hate the Yankees or the Cowboys.
Cousins: “Well, put us up there. (laughs) I would say the Warriors are for sure. You know they hate Kevin [Durant]. They hate me. I think the only guy they really like is Steph [Curry]. Actually, they may hate him as well. They hate Draymond [Green]. But I mean, it is what it is. I can’t worry about that.”
The bottom line is you are getting back on the basketball court. When people hear, “Boogie’s back,” what should they know?
Cousins: “I’m back, and I’m not looking back. I’m moving forward. I’m leaving it on the floor every night. And I plan on coming back for that top spot.”