What We Can Learn From Demarcus Cousins' Move To The Warriors
3 Things We Can Take Away From Demarcus Cousins’ Move To The Warriors
Demarcus Cousins caught a lot of backlash for his move to the warriors. Even after the achilles injury last year, he was expected to sign a big contract in the NBA. That contract never came and Cousins decided it was in his best interest to sign with the Golden State Warriors. Some labeled him as a sellout while others said how could a player of his caliber on sign for such a minimal amount(he is still making 5 million dollars per year). While we may not know the exact reason for why Demarcus Cousins decided to sign for the Warriors we can speculate on some of the things that have transpired since then.
There Is No Guarantee In Sports
Demarcus Cousins is arguably the best center in the NBA but after getting injured he wasn’t able to secure the type of deal he was expecting. Cousins claims, “he received no offers” during his free agency. This goes to show that no position is safe no matter how good you are. You have to be prepared for the worst. Coaches will love you one day and not need you the next. That’s why you have to maximize the time you spend in the league. Whether it’s getting guaranteed contracts or going where you can get the most money, you have to be selfish because at the end of the day, that’s all that matters.
Tell Your Own Story
You don’t need your own production company to tell your own story. With the help of his management team, Cousins started vlogging his “Resurgence.” Going day to day behind the scenes on his process recovering from his Achilles injury. He was able to partner with Showtime for an exclusive. Great example of turning a disappointment into a blessing.
We aren’t saying Cousins being in Silicon Valley played a direct role in becoming an investor and ambassador for travel company, Samsara Luggage but we do know that being in Silicon Valley will allow him to see more opportunities come his way from an investing space. Like many of the Warriors players before they actively use their location to take advantage of learning and investing into different start ups of their choosing. Steph Curry, Andre Iguodala, Draymond Green, and Kevin Durant have all talked about the benefits of playing so close to Silicon Valley. Cousins will be another Warriors player taking advantage.