The curse continues for DeMarcus Cousins: the anterior cruciate ligament of the left knee was broken. The pivot had joined Los Angeles Lakers to help LeBron James and Anthony Davis in the search for a ring, but he fell into his third major injury in the past two years. What decision will they make in Los Angeles?
The problems in his left knee were known when Adrian Wojnarowski, a well-known American journalist, confirmed that Cousins had abandoned one of his preseason training in Las Vega s after crashing into one of his rivals. While there are still studies to determine the exact severity of the injury, Shams Charania (another reliable American journalist) released information on the rupture of the anterior ligament.
Beyond the seriousness of an injury of this type, the concern is the health of one of the best basketball players in the NBA, and that could never be again. Since the rupture of the Achilles tendon in January 2018, Cousins does not stand on a field with total safety and firmness, and the threats of the possible consequences after a serious injury to the tendon are becoming a reality.
Cousins had signed a contract of just three and a half million dollars for a season, an extremely low value for the basketball player he knew, but logical considering his history of injuries. Much more in basketball than in the rest of sports, an Achilles injury can be mitigating severe problems, and it seems that this is happening to DeMarcus.Will Kevin Durant run with the same fate?
Now Los Angeles Lakers will have to go on the market to hire an inmate who fulfills the role of Cousins in a team that expected the presence of one more star to fight for the ring. LeBron and company have an available place and the minimum wage to use. The free pivots? Zaza Pachulia, Kenneth Faried, Joakim Noah, Marcin Gortat, Tyler Zeller, and Nene, among others.