DeMarcus Cousins makes cryptic comments about ‘God’s plan’ after win
DeMarcus Cousins finds himself at the center of a swirling controversy amid reports indicating that the star and his agents are serving as roadblocks to the Sacramento Kings’ efforts at hiring George Karl as the team’s next head coach.
Following a thrilling 85-83 win over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday capped by Cousins’ incredibly fortuitous buzzer-beater, the Kings big man made some cryptic comments that for all intents and purposes appeared to be in response to the media’s reporting on the rumors. And yet his words were relatively vague so it was unclear exactly what message Cousins was trying to convey.
“I ain’t pumped up. I’ve just got a lot on my mind,” he said. “The crazy thing about it is, I’ve just got a question for y’all: How you gonna stop God’s plan? How you gonna do that? How you gonna do that? That’s all I want to know. How you gonna stop God’s plan?
“This city done put me through so much, and I’ve stayed loyal to it the whole time,” Cousins said after the game, via the Sacramento Bee. “I just wanna know how you gonna stop God’s plan? God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers. The marathon continues. I’m out.”
Cousins’ mini-rant Sunday follows a more clear-cut commentary he made following a blowout loss to the Dallas Mavericks last week when he called out his teammates for their collective poor effort.
As far as the George Karl situation is concerned, the belief in Sac-Town is that concern over Cousins’ potential inability to get along with the respected NBA coach — who would be brought in to replace interim head coach Tyrone Corbin, who took over when Michael Malone was fired — may be holding up sealing the deal in some manner.
As noted by the Bee’s Jason Jones, the suspicion that Cousins — or his agents — are interfering with the process of the Kings bringing in Karl is somewhat “ironic” give Cousins disagreed with the firing of Malone and has nevertheless publicly demonstrated loyalty to Corbin.
Despite the reports of internal strife, it appears that the Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro has every intention of hiring Karl after he spent time wooing the coveted coach in Denver last week.
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