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NBA Executive Says DeMarcus Cousins' Injuries May Cost Him $150M And The Chance To Rewrite His Legacy

(via Thew New York Post)

(via Thew New York Post)

Not even a full season after DeMarcus Cousins worked his way back onto the basketball floor, his basketball career came out from under him once again.

the Golden State Warriors' Game 2 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, Cousins chased after a loose ball only to fall victim to another injury -- a torn quad-- that will sideline him for the remainder of the postseason.

After tearing his Achilles tendon in the same leg last season, it seems unlikely that the 4x All-Star will ever return to his superstar form.

"It's going to be an enormous loss for him," a Western Conference executive told Bleacher Report. "He might end up in a situation where these injuries cost him $150 million. It'll have a profound impact."

Dr. Kingsley Yew, a physical therapist and founder of Evolve To Perform Physiotherapy in Farmingdale, explained that the injury may be connected to the Achilles tear.

"Achilles to quad, that's definitely to me a synergistic pattern of wear," Yew said. "If you're lacking the strength, mobility and elasticity of the Achilles, you're going to chronically send stress upstream to that other group of musculature. He's going to make any general manager nervous...'Can we count on this guy?'"

DeMarcus went to Golden State to prove to the world he was still worthy of a max-level contract. When nobody would work with him to sign a new deal in the summer, he called Golden State as a way to showcase his talents.

That decision proved costly. With Cousins seriously injured again, it is unlikely he will ever earn a max contract again.

As the 28-year old rehabs again, there is little doubt that his next return to the basketball court will be an uphill battle.