The Golden State Warriors stood as the ground zero of the social media explosion on Monday, when it was revealed that DeMarcus Cousins is going to be the fifth 2017-18 All-Star on the Warriors’ lineup for next season.
Like most fans who were caught off guard by the news, Warriors forward Jordan Bell was also left stupefied when he heard about it, saying the he “was very shocked” to learn that he’s going to be teammates with Cousins, per Anthony Slater of The Athletic.
When the shock in his body ebbed, the next thing Bell thought was how Cousins and Kevin Durant would coexist in the same locker room. Of course, Bell was referring to that mini-skirmish on the court between the two superstars back in December.
And yeah, he was also just trying to humor Slater.
Jordan Bell on the DeMarcus Cousins signing: "I was very shocked. First thing I thought about was him and KD getting into it." pic.twitter.com/xAuUsgvhFs
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) July 4, 2018
Barely anyone saw Boogie’s move coming. For a player at the peak of his career, even though he’s still recovering from an Achilles injury, to accept a deal worth just the Warriors’ $5.3 million mid-level exception is ludicrous. But it’s not a product of fantasy anymore either, as Cousins and Golden State have conspired to make it into a reality.
Going back to Bell, he’s also managed to shock not a few people with some of his plays in Tuesday night’s 71-54 win over the Sacramento Kings in the Summer League.
Here’s Bell auditioning for that fourth Splash Brother role.
Bell finished the game with eight points, six rebounds, two steals, and four blocks in 24 minutes of action.