DeMarcus Cousins Is Officially Moving On From The NBA: ‘I’m In A Good Place’

TAOYUAN, TAIWAN - JANUARY 28: Center DeMarcus Cousins #15 of Taiwan Beer Leopards reacts during the T1 League game between Tainan TSG Ghost Hawks and Taiwan Beer Leopards at Taoyuan City Stadium on January 28, 2024 in Taoyuan, Taiwan. (Photo by Gene Wang/Getty Images)

DeMarcus Cousins is officially closing the door on returning to the NBA. However, he is not ready to retire from basketball completely. In an interview with HoopsHype, Cousins opened up about why he is ready to move on from the league.

“I know I’ve had my time there. You know, there was a point where I was trying to make that happen. But the place I’m in my life now, just with everything I’ve got going on, just outside of basketball, like I’m in a good place.”

DeMarcus Cousins

Cousins recently signed a contract with the Taiwan Beer Leopards back in December. After four games with the club, it remains to be seen if he will return. Cousins will look to evaluate the next steps of his career going forward.

Cousins was a force of nature during the 2010s, primarily for his time with the Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans. In his 654 games played in the NBA, the big man averaged 19.6 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game.

“So, like I said, I’m excited for what I have ahead and my future. You know, my 12 years in the league were a small chapter or chapters in my life. And, I’m ready to move on to the next and see what’s in store for me.”

DeMarcus Cousins

Cousins was a four-time All-Star and two-time All-NBA player in his 12-year career. He was a dominant force in the paint and played with an intensity that kept the Kings entertaining. While his time in the NBA is over, he will continue to be respected by NBA fans around the world.