It sure looks like Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins will play in his first ever NBA Finals game Thursday night against the Toronto Raptors.
Seemingly in good spirits during Media Day in Toronto on Wednesday, Cousins took time out of his day to troll Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James in the best possible way.
Just check it out.
While Cousins prepares for what would be just his third career NBA Playoff game, LeBron is not taking part in the Finals for the first time in nearly a decade. He’s played in each of the past four Finals against Golden State.
That really is some next level petty from Cousins.
It also comes at a time when Mr. James and his Lakers are at a true crossroads following a drama-filled 2018-19 campaign. Though, we’re pretty sure the three-time NBA champ will just sip some wine and take the joke in stride.
For his part, Cousins has been out since Game 2 of Golden State’s first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers with a torn quad. He’s expected to play Game 1 Thursday evening.