DeMarcus Cousins teams up with Anthony Davis for some much-needed help as one of the New Orleans Pelicans newest team members. Here are a few facts about the Pels’ new front-court star.
1. Cousins has already racked up a $50,000 NBA fine:
According to the Associated Press, Cousins was fined $50,000 for cursing out some fans during a pair of road games against the Los Angeles Lakers and Utah Jazz, but don’t feel sorry for him. His paycheck will be almost $17 million this season. You can buy a lot of soap to chew on for that! Read more about the incident here.
2. Basketball runs in the family, y’all:
Basketball is in “Boogie’s” blood, literally. His brother, Jaleel Cousins, is also a pro-basketball player recently signed to the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League. He’s three years younger than DeMarcus. (Photo source: Twitter.com via Jaleel Cousin’s Twitter page)
3. NOLA is like a “homecoming” to him:
Cousins is from neighboring Mobile, Alabama, so he considered coming to the play for the New Orleans Pelicans a bit of a homecoming. Read the full story here from FOX 8 Sports.
4. He already nicknamed his new courtside best friendship with Anthony Davis:
According to a tweet by New Orleans Pelicans writer Jim Eichenhofer, When asked how his fiery personality would mesh with the laid back, Anthony Davis, Cousins said, “You’ve got a little fire and a little ice.” #FireAndIce
A fire and ice duo reference obviously reminded us of this:
5. He has his own Boogie-approved app:
Yes, dubbed his “Boogie Small Stars” app, you can express yourself with Boogie branded emojis. You can download it on iTunes here.
6. His stats & his snack facts:
According to the NBA, Cousins is 6 feet 11 inches, weighs 270 pounds, and wears a size 16 shoe. He is 26 years old, and the new Pel has played in the NBA for six total years, starting from when he was signed by the Sacramento Kings in 2010. He averages 20.2 points per game, and he was ranked fourth in scoring in the NBA (2015/2016).
So, some of you may know some of these stats, but did you know he is quoted stating his favorite comfort food is chips? We recommend sharing some of your Zapps to make him feel welcomed. (Photo courtesy: Zapp’s Potato Chips)
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Jenn Thrasher, FOX 8.