Anyone Giving DeMarcus Cousins Flack for Sitting Out Season Needs to Shut up

Former Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins
Former Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

DeMarcus Cousins was on the Lakers roster for a lot of the 2019-20 NBA season, but did not play in a single game as he rehabbed a torn ACL from the offseason. In a span of three NBA seasons, Cousins has torn his Achilles, quad and ACL, three injuries that could have ended most other players’ careers.

Despite that, Cousins still wants to play going into the future. Being that the Lakers made Cousins a free agent, he is able to sign with any team in the 22-team bubble. The four-time All-Star has made headlines once again saying that he will most likely sit out the resumed 2019-20 season.

During the 2018-19 season with the Warriors, he took his time in coming back from the Achilles. During the early rounds of the 2019 playoffs, Cousins tore his quad, and miraculously came back in time for the Finals to be a contributor for Golden State. Anyone that questions Cousins’ heart when it comes to the game of basketball is downright clueless.

Real basketball fans understand that Cousins sees the bigger picture beyond the 2019-20 season. As a result, taking all the time necessary to be 100% should be the top priority for Cousins going forward.

For anyone who needs a reminder, here is what Boogie Cousins is capable of at his peak.

With the shortened NBA season going until October and the 2020-21 campaign projected to start in December, Cousins now has even more time to get his mind and body in the right place. Rushing back makes little to no sense