In the video, Cousins revealed that he reached out to Draymond Green, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry to discuss the move. He also makes it known that there was no offer on the table from the New Orleans Pelicans for him to return-something he attributes to the season-ending injury he suffered earlier that year. I'd been up for two days straight.
"I knew how it would be perceived from some, Cousins said on Showtime's "The Resurgence", as transcribed by ForTheWin". Cousins also spoke with Rudy Gay, Wesley Matthews, and recently signed Warrior Jonas Jerebko.
As to his health, Cousins knows the Warriors won't rush him back on the court, but he hopes to be in action for the start of the regular season, if not training camp.
Cousins insists he had no other offers aside from the one-year offer he got from Golden State, but that hasn't stopped fans from accusing him of chasing an easy championship.
"We reached out to teams", Cousins said. "And then there were some that were just flat out, like, 'We can't take that risk'". I don't give a f--. It trips me out to just see.
Cousins was candid in saying the move is his "nuclear bomb" unleashed on the league. I'm not gonna put myself in an already bad situation to try and prove my value or worth as a player in a situation that's not looking to win.
"He openly said he knows I wouldn't get as many touches and I don't give a, I don't care".
Cousins didn't stop there, though, as he said" "There's some motherf****** out there that's probably ripping their hair out right now, and I love it. But me and CJ have that type of relationship where we rap about all that type of stuff. "But I take it as a test, just another obstacle to overcome, I just use that as fuel to get to the next step". I've been through so much adversity, if I sat there and dwelled on those moments, where the (expletive) would I be right now? "I'll put it this way: If you live your life to satisfy every person that critiques you, then you'll drive yourself insane".
Cousins averaged 25.2 points and career highs in rebounds (12.9), assists (5.4) and minutes (36.2) with New Orleans before getting hurt. I'm a fighter, I never give up, and I'm taking this challenge head-on.
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