An interesting interaction went down between Anthony Davis, Alvin Gentry, and DeMarcus Cousins following Wednesday’s game between the Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans. It’s impossible to know what was being said during the interaction, but whatever was said, it appeared to anger Boogie Cousins.
It could have been harmless trash talk, but there definitely looks like there is some bad blood between Cousins and his former teammate and coach. We already know that Davis sees Cousins as his enemy now. When asked about how surprised he was by Cousins’ decision to sign with the Warriors, he told Angel Diaz of Complex Sports:
“I mean, I’m happy for him. He did what he did. He chose the right team for his career right now with his injury, I’m assuming. I wish the best of luck to him and we’ll see him three maybe four times this year, and try to beat him. Now he’s the enemy. Anybody who’s not on the Pelicans is an enemy to me. He went from a teammate to an enemy.”
That quote right there sounds like Davis is out to prove something. The Pelicans are probably overmatched against the Warriors this year — it showed in their 131-121 loss on Wednesday. But Davis didn’t get to face off with Cousins yet. The new Golden State big man is still working his way back from a devastating Achilles injury he suffered last season.
The first matchup between Davis and Cousins will be must-watch television and we can’t wait.