The move has almost broken Twitter as sports writers are already debating the historical significance of the deal.
Mulling best PF/C combos in NBA history:— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) February 20, 2017
Leaving anyone out? Davis/Cousins 2 now?
The trade brings two of the best men in the NBA to the same front court and gives us a combination of Davis and Cousins that would be hard to recreate in a video game. Cousins, for one, is definitely playing the best ball of his career.
Like most fans, there was plenty of reaction from the NBA players. Some just had a one-word stunned reply.
Wow.— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) February 20, 2017
Others took it a step further and pointed out that this trade would likely be vetoed even in the world of video games.
I don't even think @NBA2K would let that trade happen even with the trade override option off LOL— Isaiah Thomas (@Isaiah_Thomas) February 20, 2017
Twitter being what it is, we quickly got a reply as to whether or not the trade would have been allowed in the world of video games GM's. The answer was a big fat NYET.
The Kings won't do this deal in NBA 2K17 pic.twitter.com/ERaK6TzVfq— Bryan Wiedey (@pastapadre) February 20, 2017
Kentucky Wildcats basketball fans are celebrating the move as it unites two players from the 2012 championship team (Davis, Terrence Jones) with one of the more popular players of the Calipari era in Cousins. And make no mistake, it's going to be fun to watch this team play.
At this point, the Hornets need to go full Kentucky and find a former Wildcat point guard to runs the show. This means you, John Wall.
As a long suffering Orlando Magic fan, I can't help but be a little jealous about the deal. Apparently, my Magic were in the conversation at one point but balked on the deal. Perhaps they are allergic to winning.
Source w/reasons Pels got Boogie: Cs (too focussed on getting Butler), Orl (could've had him, balked) & Phx (Sac didn't want BKnight).— Ric Bucher (@RicBucher) February 20, 2017