Who is DeMarcus Cousins?

DeMarcus Cousins is an American competitive basketball player. He was born on August 13, 1990, in Mobile, Alabama. DeMarcus currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA (National Basketball Association).

Quick Info
NameDeMarcus Cousins
ProfessionBasketball Player
Current TeamLos Angeles Lakers
Birth DateAugust 13, 1990
Birth PlaceMobile, Alabama
Birth NameDeMarcus Amir Cousins
Father's NameJessie Cousins
Mother's NameMonique
Height6 feet 11 inches
Weight122 kg
SpouseMorgan Lang
Children2; Amir and Vana
Net Worth$17 million

DeMarcus Cousins


DeMarcus was born to Jessie and Monique, with the name DeMarcus Amir Cousins, along with the birth sign of Leo. He grew up with his 5 siblings; four sisters, and a brother Jaleel, who is also a professional basketball player. Besides, DeMarcus holds an American nationality, and as per ethnicity, belongs to Afro-American. With the height of 6 feet 11 inches and weight about 122 kg, he has been able to maintain his body fit.

For his education, Demarcus first joined LeFlore High School, located in Mobile, Alabama. Later, after completing high school, he attended Kentucky College in 2009.

DeMarcus Cousins


DeMarcus started his professional career after Sacramento Kings selected him for the 2010 NBA draft. Then, eventually, he signed a two-year contract with Kings on July 7, 2010, worth $7 million. Moreover, he became the Rookie of the Month in July, and also NBA All-Rookie First Time at the end of the 2010-11 season. Meanwhile, he extended his contract for two years on September 30, 2013, worth $62 million. During the game, he suffered a suspension as he punched Patrick Beverley in the stomach.

Later, on February 20, 2017, Kings traded him to the New Orleans Pelicans. He played with Pelicans for the first time on February 23, 2017, and made the record of 27 points along with 14 rebounds losing to Houston Rockets. Subsequently, he also went to the Warriors’ mid-level exception with a one year contract on July 6, 2018.

Eventually, DeMarcus came back for the 2019 NBA Finals in Game 1, against the Toronto Raptors. Furthermore, he signed a one year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 6, 2019. However, during the preseason workouts, he tore the contract ACL on August 15.

Besides, DeMarcus also played with the National Team. Being a member of the United States national team, he brought a gold medal to home at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Besides, he also made the second gold medal along with Team USA at the Summer Olympics.

Personal Life of DeMarcus Cousins

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DeMarcus is a married man. He married Morgan Lang on August 24, 2019. The wedding took place at St. Regis Atlanta, in Georgia, where many NBA stars were included. Morgan is a model, and also she has her own fashion line called Shopbodylang. Furthermore, the couple is blessed with two children; Amir and Vana.

Net Worth

DeMarcus Cousins has been able to earn massive popularity from his basketball career. Along with name and fame, he also has accumulated a handsome amount of money. His net worth is estimated to be about $15 million, as of 2019. Furthermore, his salary is estimated to be about $17 million.