Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins rips George Karl again right after complimenting his ex-coach
DeMarcus Cousins had a rocky time during his time with the Sacramento Kings. One of the most defining moments during his final years with the team was his tumultuous state of affairs between him and George Karl.
The former Los Angeles Lakers center was asked recently about his time with Karl and his thoughts about the talented former Kings head coach. He was a guest on All The Smoke when he was asked about his opinion on the influential coach. Per Dan Feldman of NBC Sports, he gave pretty conflicting takes on Karl:
“One of the worst coaches I’ve ever had.
“Incredible mind. He’s just the worst coach. It’s just everything that comes with it.”
The fact that he used two conflicting ideas to talk about his coach is proof that he had a very complex relationship with Karl. It was no secret that the two were always clashing on the court before Karl eventually got fired from the team. However, it didn’t take long for the Kings to also call it quits on the former Kentucky standout’s time with the team as he was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans for Buddy Hield.
In a 2017 ClutchPoints piece, he talked about why he wanted to stay with the team in spite of the chances he could have had anywhere else.
I had the chance, but I fought it. I wanted to give it a chance. My representatives, they told me I shouldn’t stay. You know, being … guess you can say stubborn and ‘loyal,’ I wanted to make things work.
However, everything is now in the past. He now has to focus on getting his Achilles sorted out as he’s trying to mount a comeback to the NBA.