Wow. Wow. Wow. After what some could call a boring weekend of NBA All Star action, Vlade Divac made it very interesting. According to the greatest source in NBA history in Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sacramento Kings have agreed to trade their franchise center piece and big man DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans. Does it suck to get traded? Probably. Especially after you just told Ramona Shelburne of ESPN that you plan on signing an extension over the summer, and wanting your legacy to end in Sacramento. Here is the link to that exact video which was posted just three days ago on February 17th. What is even worse is how Boogie found out.
The fuck? What in hell is Vlade Divac and Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé doing? This man just said he wants to stay in Sacramento and retire a King. Sure he may rack up the technicals, get suspended a couple of games a year, and pay hundreds of thousands in fines, but he is the only reason people show up to Golden 1 Center. This team is falling bad. We all know Seattle wants an NBA franchise. Maybe they can take the Kings in.
What does this mean for the Pelicans? For being just two and a half games back of the 8th seed, the playoffs now look like a reality. With the addition of Cousins, the Pelicans now have a legit front court with All-Star game MVP Anthony Davis. It is a Kentucky reunion. Does Tom Benson and the rest of the New Orleans front office dare make the call to John Calipari, who once coached in the NBA? Make it happen Tom!
The Pelicans twitter account definitely won the weekend with this tweet late Sunday evening.