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DeMarcus Cousins hit with suspension-triggering technical foul

Apr 14, 2014, 1:35 PM EDT

On Feb. 25, DeMarcus Cousins drew two technical fouls for this tirade:

That put him at 15 technicals for the season, one away from a one-game suspension and $5,000 fine. (Cousins has already been fined $45,000 for his first 15 technicals.)

Incredibly, Cousins has avoided No. 16 – until now.

Cousins received another technical in the Kings win over the Timberwolves last night (at 1:24 mark):

The NBA will review the call, and if it stands, Cousins will miss the Kings’ finale against Phoenix on Wednesday.

The Suns could already be eliminated from the playoff race by then, and if they are, I don’t really care whether or not Cousins plays. But they’re playing for a potential postseason spot, I absolutely want the league’s top villain – and Sacramento’s top player – on the court trying to play spoiler.

  1. spursareold - Apr 14, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    Supposedly more mature now, but, not so much.

  2. norcalkingsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    This sucks. Demarcus has done a great job since his blow-up on Feb 22 against the rockets. Zero techs in almost two months! He looked pretty tore up about getting the T. He is maturing at a rapid rate with this new ownership group. The way he abused Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard every time he faces him, and any other guys who tries to guard him shows that this kid is the best center in the league. He is only 23 and his potential is amazing. Hats off to Pete DeAlessandro, Vivek, and coach Malone for investing in this kid… the last two months has shown how limitless the return can yield.

    For the last three years, the last home game has been nuts; not knowing if the p.o.s. Maloofs we were going to sell our team out from underneath us. The future is bright, and the kings fans will be going nuts on Wednesday. Demarcus just demolished Kevin Love and the wolves last night, and it’s a shame he won’t be able to play against the Suns– who will be fighting for a playoff spot.

    Bleed purple!

  3. bhunter1995 - Apr 14, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    Cousins gets no love from the media so he is vastly underrated by most fans and it kills me when fans who don’t watch the Kings and don’t know stats tell me that guys like Hibbert and Noah are better then DC.

    He isn’t the kind of guy who bites his toungue in interviews he keeps it real with everyone which is something that this league needs more of. I’m tired of quotes like LeBrons answer to KD winning MVP “It would be great if he won MVP” or the media frendly answers you hear in every Blake Griffin/CP3 interview.

    We all know players are not all buddy buddy and that not everyone has nothing but nice thoughts when it comes to opposing teams. When players give these white bread BS happy go lucky answers it screams dishonesty, DC keeps it real.

    Getting past the personality aspect of this guy, he literally bullies other big men, he is a double double man every night and can score from the post and can knock down the 15-18 footer. His passing is excellent for a big man along with his mobility and ball handling. He goes coast to coast and finishes in traffic in transition how many centers can actually do that? He gets 1.5 steals a game which is excellent for a big man and if the Kings could only get some good defenders they would be able to find success with his as the centerpiece.

    -a Laker fan

  4. andreboy1 - Apr 14, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Offensively this guy is awesome. He has handles and agility with over-powering strength. He’s one of the more unique big men in a long time. His D and temperament need work.

  5. provguard - Apr 14, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    I’m definitely not a Cousins, but that technical is pretty cheap considering all the other things that go on the court…

  6. eugenesaxe1 - Apr 14, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    “Villain”?

    Stay classy.

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