Oh, DeMarcus, what have you done now?
Mr. Cousins is back at it again after being ejected from a game for arguing with the refs at halftime during their game in Utah.
If you’re a lip-reader, you can probably tell that Cousins said called the referee something along the lines of a “bleeping female,” except using much different words, as Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports.
As the two teams were heading to the locker room at the half, Cousins went over to say something to Trey Maddox, who walked over to Scott Foster. Cousins then appeared to have said the magic words, and Foster took no time before throwing him out of the game.
It was Cousins’ second technical of the game, which resulted in the ejection.
To make matter worse, the Kings fell to the Jazz 98-91 in overtime.
Here is our Kings writer Robert Gillis with his take in the recap:
After tonight’s game, Cousins leads the league with 12 technical fouls, only four away from the league’s 16 technical limit. If Cousins reaches 16, he will be suspended for one game and also be fined $5,000.
At his current rate, the real question is can Cousins ever learn to keep his mouth shut? However, one question still lingers around Cousins. Why can’t anyone get the point across? Have you ever seen a foul call overturned in the NBA? Once the official makes the call, its done, no one can change it; and a call is very rarely overturned. Cousins has at times shown signs of growth, and maturation, but he may never grow out of his bad habit of talking to officials, and trying to argue calls.