DeMarcus Cousins has been dealt a rough hand the past few years, but the former Cat has the right perspective. In an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Rohan Nadkarni, Boogie opened up on his road to recovery, his decision not to sign with any teams in the NBA Bubble, and life outside of basketball.
Cousins tore his ACL in August 2019 a year and a half after tearing his Achilles. He could have pushed his recovery up to sign with a team for the season restart, but instead, chose to take his time. Even so, watching the games on television has him anxious to get back on the court.
“I miss basketball in general. I’ve been playing this game since I was a kid, and I’ve never been away from it for this long, so I’m missing it more than ever. But due to the circumstances, it’s a different game right now. Nothing but respect to the guys who went out there to the bubble and are doing what they’re doing. For me, it just wasn’t the right situation or the right time to be trying to force myself. It’s already me battling to get healthy and the obstacles in front of me. On top of that to add the different elements that are amongst us, it wasn’t the right time for me. I look forward to next season.”
Cousins also talked about his new Amazon Prime special, “Boogie’s Comedy Slam,” some funny moments with Kevin Hart, and why he hates roller coasters. Check it out at the link below.