Over the past few seasons, Demarcus Cousins has become one of the league’s best players; however, he hasn’t had much success in his first 8 seasons. It hasn’t been until the 2017-18 season that Demarcus Cousins has finally won an NBA championship (and almost made it to yet another Finals appearance). That title is deserving of a ring or two. Correspondingly, some other names can be added to that list as well, including Stephen Curry and James Harden.
Demarcus Cousins has six NBA championship rings.
He has more rings than any other active player in the NBA.
Demarcus Cousins, nicknamed “Boogie,” is a center for the New Orleans Pelicans and was named an all-star last year. Cousins also played with Anthony Davis on Team USA’s FIBA World Cup team this summer, who won gold. Cousins helped lead his college, the University of Kentucky Wildcats to win the NCAA men’s basketball championship in 2012 and with the help of Anthony Davis, they reached top positions in 2010 and 2011. He was drafted by Sacramento Kings as the fifth pick overall in 2010 after he completed only one professional season at Kentucky.
Cousins has six NBA championship rings from five different teams:
- Oklahoma City Thunder (2012)
- Golden State Warriors (2015)
- Cleveland Cavaliers (2016)
- And from the last three seasons with the Sacramento Kings.
DeMarcus Cousins’ departure will change everything
In 2016, Cousins averaged a career-high of 27.8 points per game along with 10.7 rebounds and 4 assists per game for the Sacramento Kings. He was named all NBA’s first team. In 2017 Cousins signed a one-year deal with New Orleans Pelicans which is worth $18,062,718.
He won his first championship ring with the Sacramento Kings in 2017 and then again in 2018. With the departure of DeMarcus Cousins, he is now an undisputed champion. With Anthony Davis signed with the team for five years, it will be interesting to see what his future holds in New Orleans.
His next two championships came as a member of the Golden State Warriors, winning one in 2015 and another in 2017.
In 2017, Demarcus Cousins won a ring during the regular season with the New Orleans Pelicans, and this year he won his sixth championship as a member of the Sacramento Kings.
Demarcus Cousins is now one of the biggest ring holders in the NBA along with LeBron James who has many championship rings from different teams. His six championships put him ahead of other players like Kobe Bryant who only has five rings while active players like Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade have three each. It will be interesting to see what Demarcus Cousins decides to do after his contract expires at New Orleans Pelicans next year.
He also has three gold medals from an international competition with Team USA.
He was a member of the Team USA team that won the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and also a part of their gold medal-winning teams for the 2013 FIBA AmeriCup and 2016 Summer Olympics. His team has been successful recently as they have recently pulled off many championships in few years.
In total, he has 18 championship rings to date! Not bad at all for Demarcus Cousins, especially after just seven years of professional basketball.
These championship rings either came during his college years at the University of Kentucky Wildcats or in the NBA. Other than winning championships, Cousins has won gold medals with Team USA along with conference titles and tournament titles. He was named NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player during his sophomore season when Kentucky went on to win their eighth national title.
For now, it’s time to sit back and enjoy Demarcus Cousin’s success without worrying too much about whether he’ll ever win again!