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Warriors thank DeMarcus Cousins for 'heart and determination' in video

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Warriors thank DeMarcus Cousins for 'heart and determination' in video

DeMarcus Cousins' time with the Warriors was short-lived. He joined Golden State last season, but missed quite a bit of action as he recovered from a ruptured Achilles suffered in February of 2018.

Cousins would eventually return and fared well, but that didn't last long.

Cousins then suffered a torn quad muscle in Game 2 of the first-round NBA playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers. Despite returing for the start of the NBA Finals, it was apparent he wasn't playing at his potential.

Now, he finds his way to the City of Angels to play for the Los Angeles Lakers after agreeing to a one-year contract. But his time with Golden State was not taken for granted as the team dedicated a tribute video to him on social media:

The clip showed the four-time All-Star helping the community and working with kids on top of what he brought to the court -- 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds in 30 games.

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The Lakers' addition of Boogie could create a strong team if he can stay healthy. Yeah, I know -- that's a repetitive statement with any player, but the history speaks for itself.

Klay Thompson gets trolled again by friend Zaza Pachulia on Instagram

Klay Thompson gets trolled again by friend Zaza Pachulia on Instagram

Death, taxes and Zaza Pachulia bashing on Klay Thompson.

Those are the guarantees in life. But it's all in good fun, even on matters of the heart.

Klay recently posted a cute photo while he was in France with Laura Harrier. It was so precious, but Zaza had to ruin the moment:

"Finally somebody loves you bro," Zaza commented.

Don't worry, they're close friends and do this from time to time.

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When Klay suffered his torn left ACL, Zaza posted a sweet video on Instagram to wish him a speedy recovery -- and only because he wanted to have a dunk contest rematch. 

That's what friends are for.

Team USA's 78-game international win streak snapped with Australia loss

Team USA's 78-game international win streak snapped with Australia loss

Don't bet on the B team. 

In stunning fashion, the United States Men's National Basketball Team had their 78-game international winning streak snapped on Friday with a 98-94 loss to Australia. The loss was Team USA's first defeat in a major international tournament or exhibition since the 2006 world championship semifinals. 

With the 2019 FIBA World Cup a week away, this depleted Team USA is far from winning gold. 

Kings forward Harrison Barnes is a veteran for Team USA and scored 20 points in the loss. He was Team USA's second-leading scorer behind Celtics point guard Kemba Walker, who dropped 22. Barnes also led Team USA with six rebounds and made three of his five 3-point attempts. 

Team USA, led by Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and Warriors coach Steve Kerr, had no answer for Australia's pesky point guard Patty Mills. The longtime Spurs guard, who Popovich is well acquainted with, scored a game-high 30 points and drained four shots from beyond the arc. 

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"As I told you all after the last game, Patty's a pain,'' Popovich told reporters. 

Team USA's next tune-up before the World Cup comes Monday in Sydney, Australia against Canada.