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Video: DeMarcus Cousins ejected after shoving

Posted on: March 20, 2011 6:54 pm
Edited on: March 20, 2011 6:56 pm
Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins was ejected after a shoving match with members of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Posted by Ben Golliver.

Water is wet, the sky is blue and Sacramento Kings rookie big man DeMarcus Cousins can't control his emotions. 

Cousins' latest display of immaturity came on Sunday in a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. With the Kings leading 77-62 near the end of the third quarter, Cousins couldn't keep his cool after being pushed by pesky Timberwolves point guard Luke Ridnour

Standing off the ball, Cousins took a two-arms shoved from Ridnour. The foul was obvious, completely unnecessary and immediately whistled. Cousins, however, couldn't let it go at that, stomping towards Ridnour and bumping bodies while the two jawed. Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic intervened, lightly restraining Cousins, which led the Sacramento big man to shove out with both of his arms, an act that Pekovic reciprocated.  

But, wait, there's more. Timberwolves guard Martell Webster then attempted to play peacemaker, putting his left arm into Cousins' chest, an act that again led Cousins to shove Webster away with both of his arms, tossing Webster into teammate Jason Thompson. At that point, Cousins was immediately booted from the game by multiple officials.

Here's a look at the sequence courtesy of YouTube user Kingsflix.

Cousins and Kings fans will likely feel as if he got the raw end of this deal given that his actions were mostly in response or retaliation to Minnesota's actions, but at some point he will need to come to terms with the fact that his size and track record make him an easy mark for officials. 

So, Luke Ridnour shoved you. Who cares? Set up the side out of bounds play and nail him with a good, solid pick. Cousins stepped to Ridnour with something to prove, but he only proved how easily he is mentally manipulated.

The Kings held on for the victory over the Timberwolves, 127-95.

Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: March 21, 2011 10:06 pm

Video: DeMarcus Cousins ejected after shoving

When I first read the title I thought he had flipped out and attacked someone.  That was a bunch of BS.  That was bad reputation call.  He will have to learn he has a target on his back and act accordingly.  It may not be fair but for better or worse he better straighten up.  I am really curious why his teammates were not there to try and control him.  Is he the type to get more hyped up when people attempt to calm him down?

Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: March 21, 2011 2:01 pm

Video: DeMarcus Cousins ejected after shoving

Demarcus- was right for everything he did!  The little dude initiated all that and Cousins wasn't aggressive until people put there hands on him.  Both players who pushed him back should be fined and or suspended as well!  The referee had no reason of putting his hands on him either.  He was walking away.  Some of you on this board are little sissies and need to drink some concrete and harden the f---k up!  Limp noodles.  You are the type of people who bullies love to beat up!

The author could also be sued for defamtion of character by inferring he is immature.  Best used caution when adding in personal comments about athletes.  They have reputations to uphold and a weak minded writer best keep it to the facts of the incident.  I didn't see him being immature at all.  I saw a player who should have been immediately thrown out of the game for a blantant foul and whom walked toward cousins as cousins walked toward him. 

Overreaction by the refs and they should be fired!

Since: Mar 21, 2007
Posted on: March 21, 2011 10:35 am

Video: DeMarcus Cousins ejected after shoving

Not that big of a deal when you see it.  Cousins seems almost justified.  I'm a little appalled at Ridnour.  Still, incidents like these take Cousins's stock down a little, making Greg Monroe the second-best big man rookie of this year (behind Blake Griffin).

Since: Mar 20, 2011
Posted on: March 20, 2011 8:35 pm

Video: DeMarcus Cousins ejected after shoving

Where were the Kings players? Maybe they are affraid of him also? Just odd to me...

Since: Sep 7, 2008
Posted on: March 20, 2011 7:53 pm

Video: DeMarcus Cousins ejected after shoving

This justification of the double standard because the media paint Cousins as worse than he is is a joke. The T-Wolves players are at fault and they should get the blame, but as always with the media "let's just stick it on Cousins since it fits the narrative we've already created" Pathetic!

Since: Sep 7, 2008
Posted on: March 20, 2011 7:49 pm

Video: DeMarcus Cousins ejected after shoving

That's complete garbage double standard on Cousins. He got shoved and then more T-Wolves players got in his face abd they got pushed away by Cousins. If this is any other player it's a T at best and maybe two T's on T-Wolves players. "So Luke Ridnour shoved you, who cares?"??? So Cousins shoved the T-Wolves players who got in his face, who cares? What's the difference?

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