DeMarcus Cousins doesn’t give a ‘f–k’ about what you think

DeMarcus Cousins responded to the critics just as you would expect he would: with a few choice words not suitable for publication.

The All-Star forward’s decision to sign with the Warriors was met with plenty of criticism, the two-time defending champions somehow getting better by adding the 6-foot-10 dynamo. And Cousins, never one to hide his feelings, gave his response.

“I don’t give a f–k,” Cousins, who is coming off a torn Achilles tendon injury, said in a video released by Showtime Sports on Twitter. “There’s some motherf—-r out there that’s ripping their hair out, and I love it. It’s just another test for me to overcome. … I’m a fighter, I never give up and I’m taking this challenge head on.”

Cousins, who averaged 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists last season, was hoping to receive a five-year, $150 million deal from the Pelicans. But the mid-season injury changed that, and it never materialized. He said New Orleans never even gave him an offer.

Other teams didn’t want to take a risk on him either, according to Cousins, telling him and his agent, Jarin Akana, “We don’t believe it’s a good fit, or we gotta see what we’re doing with our roster right now.’ … Just kind of, just bulls–t answers. And then there were some that were just flat out, like, ‘We can’t take that risk.’”

The Warriors were different. And Cousins spoke to Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Kevin Durant before signing with Golden State.

“This is my ace of spade, this was my nuclear bomb, my last resort,” Cousins said. “Yeah, I could have probably got a contract — a decent contract — from a bad team. But how does that help me?

“I’m already fighting a career-ending injury. I’m not gonna put myself in an already-bad situation and try to prove my value or my worth as a player in a situation that’s not looking to win.”

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