At the mere mention of the scary, shoe-splitting spill Wednesday by prize NBA prospect Zion Williamson, Warriors star DeMarcus Cousins came out swinging.
“Knowing what I know now, college (basketball) is bulls**t,” he said Thursday. “College basketball and the NCAA is bulls**t.”
Projected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, Williamson is four months away from life-changing wealth. When the Duke star sustained a sprained knee in a game against North Carolina, jeopardizing his value, NBA players lit up the Internet with their feelings about a multibillion-dollar business that offers zero monetary benefit to players.
“My advice to him is do what’s best for you and your family,” Cousins said. “Obviously, college isn’t. It does nothing for you at this point. You’ve proven you’re the No. 1 pick coming out, you’ve proven your talent. Get ready for the next level because it’s happening.
“That’s my opinion, knowing what I know now.”
Cousins spent one season at Kentucky before being selected fifth overall by Sacramento in the 2010 draft. He said he “enjoyed” his time in college but acknowledges the risks involved along the path to the NBA,