If some players amass colossal sums after their 30s, others have much more difficulty at this level in the twilight of their career. This is the case of DeMarcus Cousins, whose combination of circumstances has been particularly cruel for several years…
Quadruple All-Star, double named in the All-NBA Second Team: DeMarcus Cousins had everything to dream of greatness, NBA rings and hundreds of millions of dollars in his bank account. After his rookie contract in Sacramento, Boogie had also initialed, still with the Kings, a deal of 65 million dollars over 4 years between 2014 and 2017. A very expensive deal for the time, and which was to lead him to a huge extension… in vain.
Everything changed in the summer of 2017 when the Californian franchise, annoyed by DMC’s behavior, his statements and his volatility, decided not to offer him the $ 200 million offer to which he was eligible. The sad result, everyone knows it: injuries, again and again, and a return to the top level that could never be done.
The terrible financial record of DeMarcus Cousins
Between 2017 and today, instead of collecting 200 million dollars, Boogie received… 14 million dollars, of which here are the details:
Of course, for Monsieur Tout-Le-Monde, such a salary is already colossal. But for a player who picked up a check for $200 million over the same period, having to settle for $14 million is a painful wound, which will probably never heal. The period is all the more delicate for Boogie as he has still not been signed by a team for the 2022-2023 season, and his future is already darkening, at only 31 years old.
This situation is all the more regrettable as Cousins still has some fine remains. Last season, he averaged 9 points and 5.5 rebounds in just 14 minutes of play! Efficiency in its purest form, the proof below:
DeMarcus Cousins will never have the opportunity to sign a supermax contract again, and he will have to live forever with the regret of this 200 million dollars which passed under his nose. The business of the NBA can sometimes hold nasty surprises…