The Rockets had plenty to say prior to Wednesday night’s showdown with Golden State, but according to Draymond Green, none of that “stupidity” served as motivation for the defending two-time NBA champions.
Boogie dismissed the never-ending drama surrounding his new team, comparing it to a soap opera his grandmother enjoyed watching on TV.
Per The AP:
“I’m sure y’all have heard of it — “As the World Turns.” She called it her stories. I used to watch it with her and every episode it was something,” he said. “That’s what this has turned into — “As the World Turns.”″
So does Cousins, who scored a season-high 27 points to help end Houston’s nine-game winning streak with a 106-104 win, want to star in the basketball version of the show?
“No I don’t,” he said. “I play basketball. I don’t look for the drama or stories or anything like that. I just want to go play basketball.”
He added eight rebounds and a season-best seven assists as Houston searched, without success, for ways to stop him. There were times the Rockets switched on defense and left much smaller players attempting to guard the 6-foot-11, 270-pound player. But big or small, Cousins didn’t care who’s was on him.
“I don’t think anybody can stop me one-on-one period,” he said. “So you can put whoever you want on me honestly.”