Teamwork makes the dream work
The Golden State Warriors got even better this offseason, as they were able to land NBA big man DeMarcus Cousins to their already very potent lineup.
Cousins had to start the first half of the season on the sidelines due to an injury to his Achilles tendon, and missed out on the bond the team was forming on the court.
Luckily, Steph had an idea to make Cousins feel right at home. Curry took it upon himself to get close to Cousins and make sure he was well fed.
“He’s committed himself to make sure DeMarcus is comfortable and to make sure DeMarcus feels like this is home,” Draymond Green told The Mercury News.
“He’s never been a guy that is not welcoming of anyone. When that’s the face of your franchise, that is important.”
Part of Curry’s efforts to make Cousins feel welcomed was catering food to his hotel room during road trips.
In fact, Curry would send dishes from his wife Ayesha’s restaurant called International Smoke. Cousins even explained how he loves the Southern-style restaurant now.
“That’s one of my new favorite places,” Cousins explained. “It’s incredible.”
Cousins finally made his Warriors debut on Jan. 18 and hasn’t looked back as he’s averaged 15.9 points and 8.0 rebounds in 24 games. When asked how Curry has benefited Cousins as a player, Cousins lauded Curry for letting players be themselves.
“What has he done for me?” Cousins repeated the question. “He’s opened my game up. He takes all the attention away and lets me be me.”
As the playoffs approach, we’ll see if Ayesha Curry’s food helps propel to a third straight championship.
Check out pics of Ayesha below:
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