DeMarcus Cousins Talks Confederate Statues: 'Take All Them Motherf--kers Down'

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistAugust 18, 2017

The Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson monument base is viewed in Wyman Park Dell in Baltimore, Maryland, after being removed by the city on August 16, 2017 .
Confederate statues were removed overnight in Baltimore, Maryland, as a campaign to erase symbols of the pro-slavery Civil War South gathers momentum across the United States.
The removal of the Baltimore monuments came four days after clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia that stemmed from a rally called by white supremacists to protest plans to remove a statue of Lee from a public park.
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New Orleans Pelicans star DeMarcus Cousins did not mince words when giving his thoughts about the recent movement to bring down Confederate statues across the country. 

Speaking to TMZ Sports, Cousins left no doubt that he would like to see all of the Confederate-related statues still standing brought down (Warning: contains profanity):

Cousins' comments come during the same week in which Confederate statues and monuments have been torn down by protesters or removed by local government officials. 

Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh ordered four different Confederate monuments around the city be taken down, with crews working overnight Monday into Tuesday morning to help ensure no potential conflict, per Colin Campbell and Luke Broadwater of the Baltimore Sun

The three major professional sports teams in the Tampa area—the Rays, Buccaneers and Lightningannounced Thursday they would be working together to help in the effort to remove a Confederate monument in front of the city's downtown courthouse. 

North Carolina governor Roy Cooper said on Tuesday he wanted to see Confederate monuments across the state removed, per the Associated Press. His comments came after protesters in Durham, North Carolina tore down a statue of a Confederate soldier on Monday night. 

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