During Tuesday’s 97-95 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Sacramento Kings’ center DeMarcus Cousins was forced to leave the game with a right ankle sprain.
Cousins was asked if he was going to play in Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
“Probably not, think I’ll be out rest of the season and I can get a comeback commercial,” Cousins said via KXTV-ABC in Sacramento.
Cousins was clearly referencing Chicago Bulls’ guard Derrick Rose. Rose tore his ACL during the 2012 postseason and missed the entire 2012-13 season. Before Rose was set to make his return, the sneaker company he had a giant endorsement deal with, Adidas, began running commercials about Rose’s eventual return. Unfortunately for Rose, he has suffered another knee injury and is out for the remainder of this season.
On Wednesday, Cousins tweeted that he was not taking a shot at Rose.
Let me clear this up now! In no way shape or form was I taking a shot at drose! Stop trying to make a story!!!
— demarcus cousins (@boogiecousins) December 4, 2013
On the season, Cousins is averaging 21.7 points, 10.1 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game.