Great Addition or Trade Bust

As the 2018 NBA Free Agency continues to make waves around the league. The Golden State Warriors have made yet again another splash with now former NOLA Pelicans star, DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins. Acquisition of the 4 X NBA All Star adds depth to the already stacked roster of the DubNation. Golden State are coming from off of winning last month a 3rd title within 4 years (6th title overall for the franchise itself). In the desire to keep the energy riding high the front office of General Manager Bob Myers & team owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber are making all of the necessary moves to remain the NBA Champions for as long as possible along with input from Head Coach, Steve Kerr of course.

Cousins however has had a major temporary set back with his career that leads some to inquire on whether or not the Warriors have made the best move by signing him on a 1 year $5.3 Million contract deal. In a very late January 2018 home court game at the Smoothie King Center where they were hosting the Houston Rockets for this particular game it all came to a season ending abrupt stop for Boogie. A ruptured achilles tendon had him hanging on for dear life on the floor. This is the # 1 basketball injury that over the years has officially ended the careers of professional NBA stars. In spite of him going down the NOLA Pelicans defended home court by winning this bittersweet game 115 – 113 over the visiting Houston Rockets. This injury caused him to miss the remainder of the regular season, unable to participate in All Star Weekend in February (Anthony Davis took his place in his absence), and virtually unavailable for the duration of the two rounds of playoffs series the NOLA Pelicans were in.

With the blessed advancing of sports medicine, physical therapy, and holistic healing players are now able to bounce back through it all to resume their beloved NBA careers. Boogie is showing that he continues to make great progress as he had a full physical examination upon signing with the Golden State Warriors.

Teams this offseason weren’t taking up the chances to offer him a spot, in fact none of them even looked his way in spite of his injury. DeMarcus Cousins took the brave bold humble approach. He contacted the front office of the Warriors himself to see what opportunities he had to join them. His voice was heard. His case was understood. No questions about it. His no nonsense personality gives him an aggressive drive to get the job done in the games he plays in during his now 8 year career in the NBA. He hasn’t always seen eye to eye with team members over the years, staff, or the public. But one thing is for certain, he’s a hard worker in his own right.

He’ll be turning 28 years old next month & his imminent return is being watched for by all of his loyal fans. With his addition to the grand arsenal of the Golden State Warriors he’ll be playing the position of Center which is right now the dynamic duo of Jordan Bell & Damian Jones covering those bases & holding things down on the court. 

The Golden State Warriors are gearing up to #DefendTheTitle at the Oracle Arena. Another win for them in late next Spring in 2019 would give the NBA its very 1st 3peat of this era. Something that hasn’t been seen since the 2000, 2001, & 2002 Los Angeles Lakers under the fire power duo of Shaquille O’Neal & Kobe Bryant. It would be yet again another blessed history making moment for Golden State to accomplish such next year for their 5th consecutive NBA Finals run. Let’s Go Golden State Warriors!!! Another title is brewing in the making. Stairway to 7 is coming indeed & DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins shall help to make this awesome team history great. Wishing him well in all of his goals in life. Continue to get better soon! Your new team is waiting for you to join them. 

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Ameenah Muhammad

Thursday, July 5th 2018

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Author: ameenahmuhammad

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania born & raised.

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