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Lakers’ DeMarcus Cousins dreams of being a GM, sees TBT stint as a ‘test run’

DeMarcus Cousins, Lakers

Former All-Star and new Los Angeles Lakers big man DeMarcus Cousins is still in the middle of his NBA career, but he already has plans when he decides to retire.

In an interview with Dyuce Woodson of WLKY, Cousins said that he believes that he can be a good general manager one day. He also noted that his stint in this year’s The Basketball Tournament will be a big help in his desired post-NBA career.

“I’ve always had a dream of putting together my own team in a general manager role. So this is kind of a test run for me. I think I put together a pretty decent team together. So, we’ll see what happens from here,” Cousins said.

Cousins is the GM for the Loyalty is Love team, currently the No. 1 seed in the TBT Lexington regional.

At first, being an NBA executive is something that you don’t see in Cousins’ personality. One can even say that any franchise that will give him the opportunity to become a GM will regret it because of how difficult he has been in the past. However, Boogie is learning from his mistakes, and it seems he is slowly changing so that he won’t become a problem in the locker room.

He’s already proven that with the Golden State Warriors last season that he’s no longer the same player from the Sacramento Kings that used to butt heads with his coach and teammates.

If the Lakers center will be able to behave and act better moving forward, who knows? He already has the knowledge of what usually happens in the NBA and he’s had the chance to become a pseudo-executive in the TBT. Maybe being a general manager wouldn’t be so bad for him.