Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 at 6:42 pm  |  29 responses

DeMarcus Cousins Won’t Let Isaiah Thomas Shake Hands With Chris Paul (VIDEO)

Isaiah Thomas wanted to shake hands with Chris Paul after the Kings’ 102-103 loss to the Clippers on Saturday, but DeMarcus Cousins wasn’t having it. After the game, Paul told Rick Fox, “[Cousins is] young, man. He doesn’t know no better. He needs some guidance.”

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  • Slick Ric

    Looks like he was telling his kid, get away from this strange man. lol

  • ballislife

    I kind of like this from cousins. You just lost in a close game and you wan to shake the opponents hand? Players are to nice to each other I believe.

  • Will Lee

    Cousins means it ain’t over yet. 2nd game we’ll be back at ya

  • LP @ThisisEther

    I like this from anybody else but Cousins…. im hoping hes trying to bring a competitive spirit, but most likely hes being a dumbass

  • RunMoreThanYourMouth

    This would mean something if Chris couldn’t go home, Google Cousins, and find pictures of him wearing Jordan CP3′s last season.

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    I fully expect the league, no better yet, the NBPA, to pressure the Kings organization to fine him for unsportsmanlike conduct detrimental to his own teammates. And if I’m Isaiah I would threaten to kick him in the nutz next time he pulls a stunt like that.

  • http://signup.divinerenergy.com/ Anthony Dixon

    From what ive read, CP3 was flopping the whole game, and the refs basically gave the game to CP3 and the clippers.

    I wouldn’t want to shake a floppers hand either.

  • Mach

    Are you serious? Thats nothing! Cousins is just pissed, thats it. For the league to fine something this small of a matter is just plane stupid and overstepping their boundaries!

  • Chester

    Really? A fine for stopping a teammate from shaking hands?! I think thats a little RICH…Dutch lol

  • Interdico Scriptor

    Close game. I understand DMC’s frustration… Clipps gotta close out better

  • Clips fan

    Clips had the refs in their back pocket, every call it was absurd

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    We shall see when Thorn get’s back to the office on monday.
    I don’t know about you but I wouldn’t want another man to drag me around against my will with 18.000 watching and the tv cameras rolling.
    Do you even watch the customary conclusion of college games. No matter how heated the battle there is protocol. If that was back in Kentucky he would be suspended for a chunk of the season. If Cousins doesn’t want to shake hands that’s fine but when he bullies teammates into anti-social behavior that becomes a problem.
    That’s the president of the NBPA he did that to. Boneheaded move…No? I’m not condoning a fine but with what’s been happening so far this season we should hardly be surprised.

  • Tyler Allen

    They are in Cali, so i give him a pass! He wants things to be cut throat and i can respect that! True paul the best pg in the game was going to give thomas respect for being one of the best and up and coming PGs in the NBA! Cousins said no…as the leader of the kings he is shaping the attitude of cali vs cali. Cousin wants it to be a rivalry! No real man can hate on another man for sticking his chest out and saying i’m here! The kings need a attitude like cousins to climb anything! As a clipper fan, I understand no disrespect! Cousin simply said. “In the Lakers absence you don’t run Cali”! As a man… I respect that. I welcome that! Cousin if your truly the man… they will c u post season! If your can;t get your team to post. Your not all you think you are! Same thing goes for paul! If u can’t get the clippers to wcf….you don’t deserve to be in the convo for best PG of all time!

  • Drig

    I watched the game and all I can say is : All the calls that could’ve gone to the Clips went to the Clips when the game got close. It happens at times.

    I won’t condone Cousins for what he did. He was simply frustrated.

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  • smokeweed

    Watch, paul might just give you a nutshot, ask Julius Hodge….

  • guest

    There’s no such thing as a “real man” beyond the requisite anatomy. That being said I like what Cousins did too.

  • Feez_22

    College isn’t and never will be comparable to the pro game.

    We have seen teams completely abandon hand shakes at the end of games on the pro level. This isn’t anything new. No one will be fined for this. Dcuz’s name will just be dragged through the mud once again. People will call him immature and a big baby but w/e.


    When Lebron didn’t want to shake hands, we heard about it for months and people trashed him left and right. It’s funny to hear people defend Cousins. Smh

  • TBRK

    he really does have a Sheed streak in him….its not really a bad thing, just has to learn how to mature with it the way Sheed did

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    They might not even announce it. I think the league set him up with direct wage garnishment.

  • beyne

    Cousins got a tech for blocking Blakes shot after the whistle… He has every right to be angry the refs are killing his game!

  • Evan Boland

    No, I like what he did. CP3 is a dirty feisty little guy.

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  • Cortez Mack

    The real question here is…

    How exactly does a grown man let another grown man tell him not to shake hands with someone, then let himself get dragged away from the handshake attempt like a 3 year old kid?

    Thomas should have told Cousins, “My man, relax. I interact with my peers the way I see fit. Maybe you should concern yourself with getting your own mind in order”.

    If anything, Cousins should have addressed his “dismay” back at in the locker room.

  • brad09′

    Chris Pauls comments, ego, body language and overall pounding of the ball are pretty excessive for someone who has never even been close to an NBA championship.

  • benny

    you try telling that to a 6′ 11″, 270 lb, player, who is known for his temper issues, and just missed the last shot…

  • sealtrainer03

    I would.
    He doesn’t intimidate me and I’m not a beast either but I can put him on the floor by his throat in about 2 seconds.
    He is a punk, a wimp and a typical sUKs product.

  • sealtrainer03

    Big difference is Lebron is the best player to have played the game. He can do what he wants
    Cousins is a big crybaby wussy with nothing but his size.