Anthony Davis on DeMarcus Cousins: ‘Now he’s the enemy’
Anthony Davis did not mince words when recently addressing DeMarcus Cousins’ decision to join the Golden State Warriors, saying his former teammate and friend is now the “enemy.”
The New Orleans Pelicans superstar opened up about Cousins’ departure in an interview published this week by Complex.
“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,” Davis said. “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.”
DeMarcus Cousins stunned the NBA world by joining the loaded Warriors on a one-year, $5.3 million deal. Cousins insists signing with Golden State was his “last resort,” adding there was surprising lack of serious interest for his services, including from the Pelicans.
Cousins was poised to land a max contract before suffering a season-ending torn left Achilles’ tendon in late January. Cousins’ depiction of events jibes with what was reported in the aftermath of his joining the Warriors.
While Davis has just recently become forthright about Cousins leaving the team, the new Warriors player has been candid from the get-go. The ups and downs surrounding Cousins’ decision even was developed into a documentary.
Davis is understandably bitter over Cousins, although it appears he understands Cousins’ decision despite not liking it. With that in mind, it’s possible the two will be able to rekindle their friendship once the initial shock wears off for Davis.