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Lakers’ DeMarcus Cousins opens up about one of his favorite parts of his basketball career

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Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins says his one season at the University of Kentucky was very special.

Cousins played with Washington Wizards star John Wall and Milwaukee Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe in college. The three are now very close friends off the court, and Cousins discussed his season in Lexington:

“That’s probably one of my favorite parts of my entire basketball career,” Cousins told Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson on the All The Smoke Podcast. “That’s one time where I just could be myself, just let my hair down, like just have fun playing. Be a kid. All of that combined into one, was that experience. So, by far the best moment. By far.”

In his lone season in college, the Lakers star was a monster. He averaged 15.1 points and 9.8 rebounds while shooting 55.8 percent from the field.

Cousins was the fifth overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. Wall went first to the Wizards, while Bledsoe went 18th to the Oklahoma City Thunder, but wound up beginning his pro career with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Cousins has yet to play a game for the Lakers since he’s still rehabbing his ACL tear. The four-time All-Star has career NBA averages of 21.2 points, 10.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists with the Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Pelicans and Golden State Warriors.

The Lakers are hoping Cousins will be able to play in the postseason. LA currently has the best record in the Western Conference.