‘Wilt vs. Bill Russell’: 4-time NBA All-Star reportedly joins Dwight Howard in Taiwan, leaving NBA Twitter in tatters

Former NBA champion Dwight Howard moved overseas after 18 seasons in the NBA. Howard currently plays for the Taoyuan Leopards in the T1 League in Taiwan. And now it looks like Howard will have company while he plays abroad. Four-time All-Star DeMarcus Cousins ​​will reportedly sign with a team in the T1 League.

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DeMarcus Cousins ​​played 11 seasons in the league with seven different teams. The most notable period of his career in the NBA was with the Sacramento Kings and his stint with the Golden State Warriors.

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Another great man to follow Dwight Howard overseas

“Boogie” Cousins ​​was an absolute beast while playing for the Sacramento Kings. His physique gave him a certain edge over other bigs in the league. And he used his physical abilities to overpower almost anyone of color.

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But now that Cousins ​​is ready to move to Taiwan, fans are comparing the upcoming duels between Dwight Howard and DeMarcus Cousins ​​to two of the greatest big men in NBA history. a fan tweeted, “Wilt vs. Bill Russell.” While another fan commented, “What a waste. Boogie can still play at the NBA level.”

Here are some reactions from NBA Twitter:

There is very little information as to which team DeMarcus Cousins ​​will sign with. However, reports suggest Cousins ​​would join a team in southern Taiwan, likely the Kaohsiung Aquas or the Tainan TSG Ghosthawks.

Cousins ​​allegedly even informed Howard of his arrival, saying: “Hello Dwight, I’m coming!” Boogie last played for the Denver Nuggets last year. But he’s been a free agent ever since.

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The NBA seems to have given up on DeMarcus Cousins

It might come as a surprise to see NBA teams abandon Cousins ​​and get him to play overseas. But the aging star struggled with nagging injuries in the latter half of his career. It will no doubt be interesting for fans to see how these two greats dominate the league in Taiwan.

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Howard already poured it while playing in Taiwan. Howard dropped 38 points, 25 rebounds, 9 assists and 5 blocks and also attempted 10 three-pointers on his debut for the Taoyuan Leopards.

Do you think Cousins ​​will also play in the Taiwanese league? Let us know in the comments below.

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