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Friday Quickies: DeMarcus Cousins Edition

Cousins’ latest injury puts a black cloud over the rest of his career.

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It’s only fair that these headlines are dedicated to DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins, as the former Kentucky Wildcats star suffered a saddening knee injury yesterday that could sideline him for the upcoming season.

On Thursday, Cousins’ agent confirmed the All-Star center tore the ACL in his knee. The injury couldn’t come at a more devastating time, as Cousins was rebounding from a torn Achilles two seasons ago and multiple minor, nagging injuries this season.

This season was also poised to suit Cousins well, considering he was in line to play alongside fellow Los Angeles Lakers Anthony Davis and Lebron James.

What’s more disappointing than watching Cousins wear the purple and gold is the fact he almost certainly will never cash on a full max contract, despite the fact he was the best center in the NBA dating back to just three years ago.

A timetable hasn’t been set for his recovery. However, Big Blue Nation shouldn’t count out yet another comeback by the big man as only time will tell.

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The BBN brotherhood hopes to see Cousins get well and bounce back from his latest setback.

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