DeMarcus Cousins’s decision to join the Golden State Warriors broke the internet, with many NBA fans clamoring to call the upcoming season over as yet another NBA All-Star joined the superteam that won the last two championships. Showtime is betting that at least some of those fans will hate-watch a show following Cousins around in the aftermath of that decision, as the network is preparing an as-yet-untitled reality show featuring Cousins.
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The docuseries will likely be very similar to the ones Showtime has done recently with New York Giants’ wide receiver Victor Cruz and Philadelphia Sixers star Ben Simmons. In each, the series delves into what made the athlete who they are today, what kind of struggles they’ve been through, and what their most recent career decision means moving forward. The series will also likely focus on Cousins’s torn Achilles tendon, which is sure to keep him out of action until at least December.
Showtime is available from Spectrum TV in Louisiana, so fans of the New Orleans Pelicans, whom Cousins just left, can see the inside story as to why. Fans from Kentucky, where DeMarcus played his college ball, can see if he’s matured since he was a troubled star there. And of course Golden State fans throughout California will want to see how all this turns out.
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