In Game 2 of the first round series between the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night, the underdog Clippers erased a 31-point deficit to steal a game on the road over the top-seeded Warriors. But that was just one of the two losses the defending NBA champions took.
Center DeMarcus Cousins exited the game with a torn left quad and it out indefinitely.
His former teammate and close friend John Wall took to Instagram on Tuesday to offer words of encouragement.
Cousins and Wall played together at the University of Kentucky during the 2009-2010 season, before both star freshmen took their talents to the NBA. Despite ending up in different cities following the draft, the two have remained close. This isn't the first time the tandem have supported each other through tough times, as Cousins recently spoke on how he believed Wall would come back from his Achilles injury.
The veteran big man was speaking from experience, as he just battled back from an Achilles injury of his own that forced him to miss time during the 2017-18 NBA season.
His injury also potentially forced him to miss out on a big payday during the 2018 Free Agency period. Rumored to have not received offers from many NBA teams, Cousins opted for a one-year, $5.3 million with the defending NBA Champions.
After further recovering from his injury and making his return in January, Cousins could now be in jeopardy of having that situation repeat itself as he is set to test the waters again.
In 30 games for the Warriors, Cousins is averaging 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game while playing around 25 minutes of play.
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