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DeMarcus Cousins is creating his OWN team for TBT in Lexington


DeMarcus Cousins is the latest former Wildcat to say he’ll be spending some time in Lexington this summer for The Basketball Tournament. However, unlike The Bluegrass Boys, Boogie will be creating his own team, rather than joining the former Wildcats’ squad.

“I’m excited to be putting together my own team for the TBT tournament,” Cousins said. “Coming in with a win attitude, and I plan on winning the whole entire tournament. Stay tuned.”

His team, somewhat ironically, will be named Loyalty is Love. According to the TBT twitter account, Cousins will be returning to Lexington for the action, which means he’ll be competing against “The Bluegrass Boys” – Dominique Hawkins, Marcus Lee, Josh Harrellson and Ramon Harris.

TBT is a 64-team, single-elimination basketball tournament that started in 2014. It’s a chance for former players to reunite and compete – the roster can include anyone without a guaranteed NBA contract.

This year, Lexington will serve as the host team for the Lexington Region. Games will take place July 19-21 at Frederick Douglass High School and will air live on the ESPN networks. The winners of each region will meet for the semifinals and $2 million championship game in Chicago August 1-6.

DeMarcus Cousins v. the Bluegrass Boys… Who ya got?

Article written by Maggie Davis

6 responses to “DeMarcus Cousins is creating his OWN team for TBT in Lexington”

  1. Smyrna_Cat

    Nothing wrong with that.

  2. Cousins Fake Tooth

    He prob won’t be recovered from his injury by then.

  3. KYFAN4LYFE

    This is great…but it also makes you wonder if he’s already decided he’s leaving the Warriors. I’m sure they will be less than excited about him participating in this, given his inability to play in the playoffs. I would love for him hook up with some other UK guys again.

  4. Good Times

    I thought only players without a guaranteed NBA contract could participate in this? Is he going to be a free agent at the time of this tournament?

    1. JT919

      Theoretically yes if he doesn’t sign before those dates. Free agency begins somewhere from July 1st to 4th, don’t remember the exact day.

  5. ibescootch

    Are any of you reading the article? He’s coaching the team, not playing. It’s irrelevant what his contract or current injury status is.