Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has a problem with Chicago Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy that dates back to last season. When Dunleavy was playing with the Milwaukee Bucks, Cousins was ejected for elbowing him in the head. The two both picked up technicals before the ejection while fighting for position. The bad blood apparently still exists.
According to the Sacramento Bee, Dunleavy pushed past Cousins at one point during the Kings’ win over the Bulls on Monday night as he was running down the court. Dunleavy also complained to the officials on one play that Cousins was intentionally trying to hurt him. After the game, a reporter asked Cousins if he would be sending Dunleavy a Christmas card.
“He’s a clown, and he’s scared,” Cousins said. “I wouldn’t even waste my time on him if I ever saw him outside of the gym. He’s a clown.”
Cousins also admitted that it was a challenge to keep his cool during what he described as a “physical game.” As we already saw earlier, Joakim Noah completely lost his cool and was ejected. Dunleavy isn’t the first player Cousins has had a problem with, and I’m sure he won’t be the last.