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YouTuber JiDion meets DeMarcus Cousins for the first time and social media erupts

Joshua Rogers December 20, 2021
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YouTuber JiDion met DeMarcus Cousins for the first time recently during a Milwaukee Bucks game. JiDion has a long-running DeMarcus Cousins III joke on his channel, and his fans were elated he got to meet the NBA star.

Jidon Adams, better known as JiDion, is an American YouTuber known for his vlog and prank videos. Adams was born on 12 December 2000 and currently lives in Houston, Texas.

In recent years he has become an immensely popular content creator with more than 2.73 million subscribers on YouTube. Recently he met DeMarcus Cousins – and social media erupted.

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Who is JiDion? More on the YouTuber

JiDion’s content mainly consists of comedic vlog and prank videos, which feature him going to public places and messing with random passers-by.

His Put On The Boxing Gloves series has a combined count of more than six million views. There is also a recurring gag on the channel where JiDion is kicked out of Shoe-Palace by the manager Tyrone.

JiDion meets DeMarcus Cousins at recent Bucks game

It was announced recently that the Milwaukee Bucks had signed free agent center DeMarcus Cousins. Cousins was the fifth overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, and has been selected to four All-Star games and the All-NBA Second Team in 2015 and 2016.

On Sunday, the Bucks played the Cavaliers, and DeMarcus Cousins got to meet his biggest fan, JiDion. Footage of the exchange was caught on camera, and JiDion was visibly excited to meet his hero. Despite protests from the stewards in the arena, DeMarcus Cousins signed a jersey for the YouTuber and posed for photos.

People on social media were elated to see JiDion finally getting to meet DeMarcus Cousins.

JiDion and DeMarcus Cousin joke explained

Many people were confused about the joke. The context is JiDion often calls himself Demarcus Cousins III on his videos because people say he looks a lot like the NBA star (bald head, beard etc). JiDion has posted numerous videos of himself to YouTube introducing himself to random people as DeMarcus Cousins III, and the long-running joke is it’s his actual, real-life name.

The above video was getting so much traction because he finally got to met the actual DeMarcus Cousins in real life after making the joke for so long.

After their meeting, JiDion posted a video to his YouTube channel entitled, DeMarcus Cousins Meets DeMarcus Cousins! It already has more than 1.2 million views. He also explains how the encounter came about in more detail.

Watch it below:

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.