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Cousins says push to face of Carter was “unintentional.” Sure.

Jan 11, 2013, 1:55 PM EDT

DeMarcus Cousins AP

DeMarcus Cousins acts like the world just happens to him. He’s a passive bystander who just somehow keeps ending up in all these bad situations.

Like say, getting ejected after pushing Vince Carter in the face.

Which is what happened on Thursday night in overtime of the Kings loss to the Mavericks. Cousins said after the game it was unintentional, reports

“It wasn’t intentional,” DeMarcus Cousins pleaded.

Cousins realizes that a suspension is likely coming of this, but he seems to think things keep happening to him rather than him causing them.

“I’m pretty sure that my reputation will come into play with this decision,” Cousins told reporters afterward, slumped at his locker. “But hopefully they realize that it wasn’t intentional….

“I swear, no matter how hard I try, some type of way it happens,” Cousins said. “It’s frustrating. Like no matter how hard I try, they find a way.”

It happens because you swear at your coach. Or you push an opposing player in the face. Or a host of things that you do to cause this, it doesn’t just happen to you.

Cousins is emotional, fiery and when he lost the ball with 41 seconds left in overtime he made a frustrated reaction — then realized it before Carter even hit the floor. Cousins tried to catch him and went to the ground with him. But by then it was too late.

On top of it all, Cousins is immensely talented — he had 29 points on just 14 shots plus had 9 rebounds against the Mavericks. And that is why no matter who owns the Kings in a month they aren’t trading him.

Instead they will wait for him to figure it out. The question is how long a wait that will be.

  1. somekat - Jan 11, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    lol, unintetional? He was looking in his face as he hit him

  2. doctorfootball - Jan 11, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    He was frustrated because he couldn’t grab the ball as it went through his legs. Man, this kid can’t take responsibility for anything he does.

    • zerole00 - Jan 11, 2013 at 3:20 PM

      I think he deserves the punishment, but I don’t think he had any ill intent. He lost control and you can clearly tell he realized it during Carter’s fall.

  3. timb12 - Jan 11, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Cousins is the Suh of the NBA.

    • justinnoah - Jan 11, 2013 at 2:53 PM

      I can’t go that far yet. Cousins is on that road though.

    • scalfor3 - Jan 12, 2013 at 9:57 PM

      D Wade is the Suh of the NBA. Dirty nut kicker

  4. moseskkim - Jan 11, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    He knows he did it on purpose. Spur of the moment.. we all have those moments. Playing a tough overtime game and losing the ball when he feels he was hacked. I think hes just trying to reduce the penalty whether it be a suspension of a game(s) and subsequent fines (loss of money). He was playing real well before this incident. Hopefully he can control his emotions a bit more and learn from his mistakes.

  5. justinnoah - Jan 11, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Cousins and Wall are both great players, but something about their attitudes and demeanor seems to explain why that Kentucky team couldn’t win it all. Last year’s Kentucky team seemed to have players who were more mature.

  6. misterchainbluelightning - Jan 11, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    “People just won’t give me a fair chance”

    I sincerely hope he suffers a career ending injury ASAP

  7. badintent - Jan 11, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Can’t wait for this idiot to go up against Garnett, the 2 tools will go fake getthoe whoofing and banging , Make a TV reality show on these clowns. When the first cheap shot gets thrown, a fake mini riot of “hold me back BS” will start. Cue to Rondo sucker back shove and then Doc will rescue his players with his Oscar-winning preformance of “saving his boys ” from futher damage.Some one will have to wake up Stu Jackson and tell him he has to do some work that week.

  8. themagicfanguy - Jan 11, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    @misterchainblue I hope you suffer an accident that prevents you from working and your whole family suffers for it. Oh wow, it looks just as f****ed up when I say something like that too! Seriously, shame on you. Loser.

  9. pricejustin24 - Jan 11, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    Cousins is crazy as f#%k… But so is MWP and he’s a fixture in this league. #firehelin

    • gostlcards5 - Jan 11, 2013 at 5:55 PM

      ….and DWade is heading in that direction himself. #whinycheapshotartist

      • paleihe - Jan 11, 2013 at 7:20 PM


  10. michaeljordanseviltwin - Jan 11, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    All I know is Vince Carter is down for the count. He’s still down now!

  11. habibthomas - Jan 11, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Cousins is doomed for life. Even if he makes a legit mistake he will always get the “sure” . Going to be a long road to get the media to like you Cousins

    • louhudson23 - Jan 12, 2013 at 7:42 AM

      He could always stop acting like a dick. That has been known to help.

  12. 1historian - Jan 12, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    More and more people – I’m one of them – have just quit watching the NBA because it seems to be populated more and more by tattooed punks.

  13. fanz928 - Jan 12, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Cousin is still getting max he going to be top 5 in league in 7 or 8 years

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