DeMarcus Cousins had some harsh words for the NCAA rules blocking Zion Williams to play in college after his injury on Wednesday night.
“Well, knowing what I know now, college is bulls—,” Cousins said after Thursday’s shootaround. “College basketball and the NCAA is bulls—. So my advice to him is, ‘Do what’s best for you and your family.’
“Obviously college … it does nothing for [Williamson] 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. Obviously, when I was at that age, you enjoy the moment, you’re enjoying the experience and all that. But there’s so many risks involved to get to the ultimate goal, which is this level. So just do what’s best for him and his family.”
“I loved my experience in college,” Cousins said. “… But with that being said, just how crooked the whole NCAA business is — I actually saw a post the other day where I think the highest ticket for that UNC-Duke game was $2,500, $3,500. How much does Zion Williamson see? That’s who they’re coming to see, so how much of that is he getting? Actually, who does it go to? How does it benefit any player on that team? But if they were to get $20 and a free meal, they’re this bad kid, they get a bad rep, uncoachable, or thugs, whatever the case may be. So it’s bulls—. It’s been bulls—.”
Cousins went to Kentucky and only played for one season.