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Former Kings Coach Delivers Savage Response After DeMarcus Cousins Takes Blow At His Former Team: "Paid You Approx $50M..."

DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins made headlines this week after taking an unprompted jab at his former team.

During a chat with Andscape, the 4x All-Star didn't hold back in his rant against the Kings.

I thought they were insane, and it shows. You don’t even really have to speak on it, because what I knew then about Mike, I knew he would soar. He went to the next place and has been nothing but successful. When he was with us [in Sacramento], he was successful. Still doesn’t make sense and it never will. Everything else that happened to Sac should have never happened. That guy should have never been fired. The rest of what happened in Sac would have never happened if they let him go.

What did Sac do for me? Besides say my name [draft day]. I did more for them than they did for me. That’s just being honest. Just being 100% honest. I had two owners, three GMs, seven coaches in seven years. I was there seven years. I had three GMs, two owners and seven coaches. Not much more needs to be said.

Cousins wasn't technically wrong. During his tenure, the Kings achieved very little, mostly thanks to poor decision-making by the front office.

Yet, they did pay DeMarcus roughly $50 million during his time there, which the former star big man doesn't seem to remember.

On Twitter, ex-coach George Karl, who coached Cousins personally, made sure to let him know.

Paid you approx $50M and gave you the opportunity to play professional basketball for a living.

In fairness to Boogie, he wasn't just handed millions to play basketball. He earned his place through hard work, natural talent, and a little bit of good luck. Had the Kings not Drafted him that day, he would have just gone to another team, who would have eventually paid him something similar.

So, Cousins created his own opportunity and he deserves the credit for that.

It's just a shame he doesn't feel good about his time in Sacramento. The Kings really messed that one up.