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How Rival NBA Players Reacted To DeMarcus Cousins Signing With The Warriors

Steph Curry holding his mouthguard in his left hand.

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 16: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors looks on during the second quarter against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on November 16, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

NBA fans aren't very happy right now. The reigning champions - the winners of three of the last four league titles, actually - signed their fifth All-Star player on Monday night, when DeMarcus Cousins opted to go with the Golden State Warriors in free agency.

Search "DeMarcus Cousins" and "Warriors" on Twitter and the reaction is pretty obvious. "This is unfair."

NBA fans aren't the only ones upset with this, though. NBA players aren't very happy, either.

League insider Alex Kennedy tweeted the following after DeMarcus Cousins agreed to a deal with the Warriors:

"To all NBA fans who are pissed off right now, I can tell you this: Many players are even more upset than you," he tweeted.

https://twitter.com/alexkennedynba/status/1013953249907535875?s=21

He's definitely right. If you're, say, Chris Paul or James Harden, and you were one win away from an NBA Finals last year, and then the team you lost to adds DeMarcus Cousins...that's not ideal.

But maybe the Warriors will have an injury or two. Maybe DeMarcus Cousins will never get back to full strength. Maybe he'll be a problem in the locker room and the team will have chemistry issues all season long.

Or, maybe, the Warriors will win 75 games in 2018-19 and go on to win their fourth NBA championship in five seasons. Maybe.