George Karl’s savage 2-word tweet on DeMarcus Cousins over last 10 years
Former NBA head coach George Karl has never had a good relationship with DeMarcus Cousins, a player he coached on the Sacramento Kings.
When Hoops Hype’s Twitter account asked its followers a fun question about naming the players they hate the most in the past and present, Karl savagely threw Cousins under the bus.
George Karl's most hated player:
10 years ago: DeMarcus Cousins
Today: DeMarcus Cousins pic.twitter.com/WyfjJ3UWi7
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) October 23, 2020
This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who follows the NBA closely. DeMarcus Cousins hated playing for George Karl and the former Coach of the Year didn’t like coaching Boogie.
The Kings fired Karl on April 14, 2016. He went 44-68 with Sacramento and never guided the team to the playoffs in the Western Conference.
Cousins was traded by the Kings to the New Orleans Pelicans at the 2017 NBA trade deadline. The four-time All-Star finished his Sacramento career with averages of 21.1 points and 10.8 rebounds per game in the regular season.
Karl hasn’t found a job in the NBA since getting let go by the Kings, while Cousins is currently an unrestricted free agent. After tearing his Achilles with the Pelicans during the 2017-18 season, Boogie signed with the Golden State Warriors in the summer of 2018 and played in 30 games for the Dubs in 2018-19.
Unfortunately, Cousins suffered a serious quad injury in the 2019 playoffs and then tore his ACL during a pick-up game in the offseason of 2019 after signing a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. He missed the entire 2019-20 campaign.
Cousins, 30, has career NBA averages of 21.2 points, 10.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists with the Kings, Pelicans and Warriors.