John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins go way back. These two former superstars were teammates at Kentucky during their college days, and they terrorized the NCAA with their forceful partnership. Now that Wall has joined the Los Angeles Clippers in a bid to revive his career, Cousins could not be happier for his good buddy.
Speaking on a recent podcast appearance, Cousins shared his thoughts on Wall’s decision to join LA. The 6-foot-10 big man acknowledged that the past few years have been troublesome for Wall. However, he now has an opportunity to make an impact in the NBA again (h/t Ishaan Bhattacharya of Fadeaway World):
“John Wall is like a brother to me, he was the best man at my wedding,” Cousins said. “I think this is the perfect opportunity at the point of the career he is in. You know, you’ve had your ups and downs in your career, you start getting these labels, you start getting these reputations, and whatever. One thing about it, it can always clear when you add winning. The team is incredible, he’s got a great coach in Ty Lue, he’s in a first-class organization, Ballmer is an incredible owner. I think he’s in the perfect situation to take his career to the next level. Get it back on track to a point his name is in a positive light.”
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Cousins knows a thing or two about earning a reputation. He’s had his fair share of trouble throughout his career, and he isn’t exactly the most pristine character in the league.
Boogie is also well aware of the fact that at this point in Wall’s career, there has been a lot of talk about how he is no longer relevant. This may be true to some extent, given that Wall isn’t going to be the explosive superstar he once was. However, as Cousins argues, he firmly believes that the Clippers are going to find a lot of success next season — and John Wall could be a key part of all this.