Par for the course when a superstar ends up playing for a team that they once had an acrimonious history with, a social media post eventually resurfaces and finds its way back to relevance.
Just yesterday, Kevin Durant’s May 2009 tweet about fans waffling between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers trended on Twitter after LeBron James shifted teams.
Now at the heels of DeMarcus Cousins’ shocking decision to go to the Bay Area and form arguably the best collection of talent ever assembled with the already stacked and bemedaled Golden State Warriors, the internet was quick to pull out an ironic gem from the not-so-distant past.
In the February 2017 video, the then-Sacramento Kings center could be seen flipping off what appeared to be Warriors fans and yelling “Fuck Golden State”.
The video appears to have been recorded after a 109-86 blowout loss to the Warriors in which Cousins’ Sacramento team led by three at the break only to surrender a massive 42 point third quarter that turned the game around.
For his part, the 6-foot-11 Cousins chipped in a pedestrian 13 points (6-of-14 from the field and 1-of-3 from outside), four rebounds, six assists, and turned the ball over three times in just 23 minutes of action, and wasn’t even the leading scorer (or rebounder) for his team with swingman Matt Barnes registering a double-double.
This would later be his last regular season game as a Sacramento King as he was then shipped to the New Orleans Pelicans in a blockbuster deal involving several draft picks, former Kings lottery pick and Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans, and promising guard Buddy Hield.