DeMarcus Cousins: Warriors are 'most hated team in sports'

DeMarcus Cousins: Warriors are 'most hated team in sports'

Cousins, who is set to return Friday at the LA Clippers after missing nearly a year because of a left Achilles tendon tear, signed a one-year, $5.3 million deal with Golden State in hopes that a rehabbing season with the reigning two-time National Basketball Association champions would help him find the massive payday he was seeking before the injury.

"I got high expectations and am really optimistic about the situation but let's be real, we are human beings", Durant said.

The Warriors don't need Cousins the way the Sacramento Kings-where he began his career-and Pelicans needed him.

"I'm back, and I'm not looking back", Cousins said.

Cousins isn't interested in the narrative of whether he needs the Warriors more or vice versa, claiming people love to hate Golden State and their leading stars.

Cousins, now 28 years of age, signed a one-year, $5.3 million deal with the Warriors before the start of this season.

"We're the most hated team in sports", he said.

The Warriors will set foot on the Clippers' home court Friday for the first time since that contentious game on November 12 when Stephen Curry did not play. Durant used the screen set by Cousins, then threw a nice bounce pass to the Warriors big man. Cousins then finished off the pick-and-roll to perfection by throwing down a powerful dunk.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Tuesday before Golden State faced Denver in a showdown of Western Conference leaders that steady progress has continued for Cousins, who was sidelined after surgery to fix a ruptured left Achilles tendon.

On Tuesday night, they demolished the Denver Nuggets 142-111 and in the process regained top spot in the Western Conference. He averaged 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds, and 5.4 assists in 48 contests last season. "I guess he'll be on a minute restriction, I don't know how that works but once he starts upping his minutes I'm excited about that, and I think he will be in a good flow, but just relax a little bit".

"One thing that Dominique also spoke on is - they don't know your heart, and they don't know your drive".

"You can mold them into whatever you want them to be".

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