DeMarcus Amir Cousins is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed "Boogie", he played college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats, where he was an All-American in 2010. He left Kentucky after one season, and was selected with the fifth overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings. In his first season with the Kings, Cousins was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team, and from 2015 to 2018, he was named an NBA All-Star. He is also a two-time gold medal winner as a member of the United States national team, winning his first in 2014 at the FIBA Basketball World Cup and his second in 2016 at the Rio Olympics.
For the second year in a row, DeMarcus Cousins has suffered a serious injury that could end his season early. Cousins tore his left quadriceps in Game 2 of the Golden State Warriors first-round series..