Endowed with an immense talent recognized by all, DeMarcus Cousins was nonetheless a difficult player to manage, in particular for one of his former coaches. In view of his last tweet, this one has also always bad towards the pivot.
The proverb would like time to heal all wounds. Obviously, he hasn’t done a good job in regards to the rift between DeMarcus Cousins and his former Kings coach George Karl. Fans of the franchise still remember that dark time, when the team star was in open conflict with the newly appointed coach.
Arriving on the bench in Sacramento at the end of the 2014-15 season, Karl had done everything to trade DMC the following summer, even going so far as to make phone calls personally. An attitude that had logically not pleased the person, who had made sure to rot his life thereafter. 5 years later, the 69-year-old technician put the cover back with a sharp punchline on Twitter.
DeMarcus Cousins 🐍 https://t.co/svCq6rZLbX
— George Karl (@CoachKarl22) October 23, 2020
– Your first name is that of the player you hated the most 10 years ago. Your name and the name of the player you hate the most today. Go.
– DeMarcus Cousins 🐍
A clever reference to the message Cousins posted to his coach during this famous 2015 offseason.
— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) June 23, 2015
George Karl had finally held a year on the bench of Sac-Town, before being dismissed because of his poor record at the head of the team (44 wins in 112 games).
DeMarcus had left California a few months later. Since then, the two men have not stopped sending pikes like this through the media, and definitely do not seem ready to bury the hatchet. Because if the limited nature of the interior is known to all, that of his former coach is also being verified little by little.
The wonderful love story between DeMarcus Cousins and George Karl is still alive and well, and allows Kings fans to realize that the current period of the franchise is ultimately not so terrible.