- Horoscope: Leo
- Net worth: $15 000 000
- Salary: $16 960 000
- Ethnicity: African-American
- Nationality: American
- Hair color: Black
- Eye color: Dark Brown
- Lucky number: 3
- Lucky stone: Ruby
- Lucky color: Gold
- Match marriage: Sagittarius, Gemini, Aries
DeMarcus Cousins: biography
Cousins has always been a provocative personality – he could easily show a middle finger to his opposers, say something inappropriate or start a fistfight. That’s why there are lots of controversies related to the sportsman. Read the article and know lots of new facts about him!
Childhood and youth
Cousins’ motherland is Alabama. He was raised in an extended family alongside five siblings. Cousins is of mixed ethnicity – he has Jewish and Welsh roots.
Sacramento Kings (2010-2017)
In 2010 DeMarcus took part in the NBA draft where his skills were noticed by the Sacramento Kings. In July they concluded a 4-year $8 million contract. For his high stats, the sportsman earned Rookie of the Year Award.
In 2011 people became aware of Cousins’ tough relationship with the team’s head coach named Paul. So, the latter prohibited DeMarcus to take part in the match against the Memphis Grizzlies. Later Cousins claimed he had been offered to leave the franchise by the trainer. Paul said he decided to rule the sportsman out because of his low average stats of 12.0 points per match and 10.2 rebounds per game. Several months ago, Kings’ owners fired Paul, and the scandal died away.
In 2012 DeMarcus was mixed up with another controversy and got a three-match suspension as a punishment. It happened because Sean Elliott, a sports journalist criticized the sportsman for aggressive behavior while playing. When Cousins became aware of Elliott’s words and the fistfight occurred. Some people claimed the suspension was a very cruel measure, while others said Cousins had to be ruled out for a couple of months, not for a couple of matches. Shortly after, the sportsman publicly apologized for his aggression towards his teammates and Elliott.
However, the story repeated again at the end of the year. He was blamed for inappropriate behavior and using banned tricks while performing and was expelled for several weeks. In autumn of 2013, the player concluded a 4-year $65 million deal. Later it was revealed DeMarcus had donated $2 million of his earnings to charity. Kings’ first opposer of that season was the team Denver Nuggets – fighting against them, Cousins scored 31 points and 15 rebounds.
In February of 2014, while performing against the Los Angeles Clippers, the player kicked one of its players (DeMarcus himself claimed it had happened by accident) and was suspended for one match. Having returned to the field, he faced the Detroit Pistons, registered seven blocks, 14 points, and 15 rebounds but his team lost with a 90-81 score.
At the end of 2014, Marcus suffered a severe injury and had to miss half a month to recover.
Match against the Houston Rockets brought him a triple-double of 25 points and seven blocks – however, the Kings were defeated with a 113-116 score.
The year 2016-2017 happened to be the last for Cousins with the Kings. In the first match, they faced and beat the Phoenix Suns due to DeMarcus’ 25 points. However, the next game was marked by Suns’ 103-19 loss. One of the most best games of 2017 was the fight against the Indiana Pacers – although the Kings lost, Cousins scored one more triple-double of 26 points, 13 rebounds, and 11 assists. A month later, the Kings faced the Phoenix Suns, and Cousins added a triple-double of 23 points and 13 rebounds to the list of his accomplishments.
In his last game ever for the Kings Cousins showed an ‘inappropriate gesture’ and was expelled.
New Orleans Pelicans (2017-2018)
In 2017 Cousins concluded a contract with a new team – the New Orleans Pelicans.
In January 2018 the player got injured.
Golden State Warriors (2018-2019)
July 2018 brought Cousins a deal with the victorious team Golden State Warriors. His first opposer as a part of the Warriors was the Los Angeles Clippers – performing against them, DeMarcus registered 15 points. Later, having faced the Denver Nuggets, he made 30 points – the best stats of that season. In April, Cousins got injured again and was unable to perform. That year he was named All-Star.
Los Angeles Lakers (2019-present)
In July 2019 DeMarcus Cousins became a player of the Lakers. Besides, he is going to become a free agent, as he has shared in an interview.
According to the site ‘Basketball Reference’, his net worth is evaluated at $40 million. As for his salary, he earns $3 million per year.
The player has a fiancée named Morgan Lang – they got engaged in August 2018. The woman is a fashion designer; she has her own clothing line. As they’ve shared with journalists, the two had begun dating in 2015. That year they posted their first common picture on Instagram.
Earlier, Cousins had been romantically linked with Chrissy West. Together they welcomed two kids – a daughter and a son who live with their mom nowadays.
Surprisingly, in his live the sportsman has tried out absolutely different from his lifestyle activity – singing. Alongside Ashley, he recorded and dropped the song ‘Hobo Johnson’ which was a real surprise for his fans. In his admissions, the sportsman claimed he had a dream of collaborating with Drake.