NBA World Reacts to News of DeMarcus Cousins Tearing ACL

Jonathan Sherman
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The Los Angeles Lakers took a hit on Thursday when it was revealed that former All-Star big man DeMarcus Cousins had torn his ACL.

As a result, the injury-prone vet will reportedly be out for the entirety of the 2019-20 season. Not only that, but some fear that the former star may have played his final NBA game as a result of this latest setback.

Over the last few seasons, Cousins has undergone serious injuries that have limited his mobility and effectiveness.

As is customary when a player goes down, sports analysts, NBA players, and coaches alike have taken to social media to express their sympathies for the Lakers big man.

Former Lakers players Pau Gasol and Isaiah Thomas also expressed their sadness over the tough news. Both have dealt with serious injuries in their respective careers.

Finally, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr weighed in on the injury, admitting that he was “devastated” to hear the news. Cousins played with the Warriors last season, though multiple injuries reduced him to appearing in just 30 games in the regular season and eight games in the postseason.

It’s surely a blow to both Cousins and the Lakers. While it is possible that Cousins could come back and compete at a high level following rehab, the road to recovery now seems harder than ever.

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