DeMarcus Cousins was the one to break the news. 

The Warriors' center came out of the team's training room, silent, and showed players a screenshot of rapper Nipsey Hussle on the ground after being shot on March 31. Not too long later, Hussle was pronounced dead

Three weeks later, Cousins broke his silence Monday on social media for the first time since tearing his quad by using a Hussle lyric.

The lyric comes from the song "I Don't Stress." Cousins has long shown his admiration for the late rapper, too. 

In his first game with the Warriors back on Jan. 18, Cousins debuted his signature Puma shoes with the mantra "The Marathon Continues." The big man has long used the mantra, which has been coined by Hussle for years. 

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Cousins is likely out for the rest of the playoffs, though he and the Warriors are keeping hope alive that he could return if the team makes the NBA Finals.