“He gon cry in the car,” is a pop culture reference from the 1995 cult classic film, Friday. It comes from a scene where the neighborhood bully, Debo, intimidated another character in the film, Red. Due to Debo’s tremendous size advantage over Red, there was nothing that he could do, except run to his car and cry following the altercation.
LeBron James must have felt like Red after the bullies of the NBA, Golden State Warriors, became more of a juggernaut by signing NBA All-Star, Demarcus Cousins. Indeed, it’s enough to make James or any Lakers fan weep.
As a result, the 2018-19 NBA season is over before it began. One day after James decided to take his talents to California by signing with the L.A. Lakers, the Golden State Warriors pretty much solidified the title by signing Cousins.
Cousins, who is coming back from an achilles tendon injury, took a tremendous pay cut and signed with GSW for a contract worth $5.3 million.
Although he isn’t a household name yet, Cousins is a perennial NBA All-Star who has a career average of 25.2 points per game and 12 rebounds per game. He’s an elite big man who would be the leading star on most NBA teams.
Cousins joins a team that could serve as an NBA All-Star squad with Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green. In fact, it’s a team that could easily beat the best five players in the Eastern Conference.
James remains the best player in the NBA. But, as it stands today, James, the Lakers, and other NBA teams simply will not be able to compete with the Warriors next season.
Here are reactions on social media:
LeBron, how many All-Stars are you gonna face every time you play the Warriors? pic.twitter.com/mkhX22ioNw
— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) July 3, 2018
According to @EliasSports, the 2018-19 Warriors will be the sixth team in NBA history – and first since the 1975-76 Celtics – to have five All-Stars from the previous season.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 3, 2018
Warriors are always a step ahead. 😂 pic.twitter.com/7OVSUc69tD
— theScore (@theScore) July 3, 2018
California basketball fans really went from Warriors’ fans, to Lakers’ fans, back to Warriors’ fans in less than 24 Hours.
— Damon Kecman (@DownWithDamon) July 3, 2018
I went to sleep and LeBron became a Laker..I went to sleep and boogie a warrior..I’m never sleeping again in my life
— The Loop (@thegeorgeyoung) July 3, 2018