Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 at 9:40 am  |  16 responses

OJ Mayo Thinks DeMarcus Cousins Has ‘Mental Issues’

After absorbing a shot below the belt from DeMarcus Cousins in the second quarter last night, OJ Mayo vented to the media about the Kings center’s maturity (or lack thereof.) Per the Dallas Morning News and Sac Bee: “The incident occured while the two were fighting for position. During the next deadball, with 3:25 left, Cousins and Mayo were whistled for a double-technical foul for jawing at one another following the blow. ‘I told him, ‘Man, play basketball,’ Mayo said. ’You’ve got a chance to be a good player, but when you do stuff like that, you’re like a garbage player. It’s not a sign of being great.’ [...] ‘Man, that guy has mental issues,’ Mayo said. ‘He’s a talented player. He has an opportunity to be the face of the organization, but I don’t think he wants it.’ Mayo said he asked the referees to review the incident on videotape during halftime. Mayo said he has little doubt it’s a fine-able or suspendable offense. ‘Big maturity problem,’ Mayo said of Cousins. ‘Hopefully he’ll grow out of it and become great. He definitely has the talent.’ [...] After a timeout was called in the third quarter, Carlisle yelled at Cousins as the center walked away. What was Carlisle saying? ‘Not really sure,’ Cousins said. Carlisle told reporters, ‘I really like him as a player, and I was expressing that to him.’ Cousins also drew a double technical with Mavericks guard O.J. Mayo in the second quarter, when Cousins caught Mayo with a blow below the belt. ‘It wasn’t intentional,’ Cousins said. ‘There was a lot of trash talk.’ Cousins didn’t seem bothered by Mayo. ‘Just trash talk,’ Cousins said. ‘Nothing too big. It’s a part of the game.’”

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  • James

    This dude so good, but legit doesn’t learn he can’t keep this up, he’s trying to be shipped to China

  • roscoe

    dcuz is on the crash & burn highway. 2 weeks in a row of BS. Sit him down for awhile.

  • https://twitter.com/Wayne__o BuenoWayno1

    that whole Sacramento roster seems to be filled with malcontents.

  • flight 9

    Cousins has the ability to be the Top center but really has a lot of issues. Remember what he did at the TEAM USA practice when he was trash talking everyone….

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  • charliewinning

    Cousins will never reach his potential. I saw that sucker ass move he pulled. He’s too immature and OJ is right. He doesn’t really want to achieve.

  • Emerson

    This guy is just an idiot plain and simple

  • ATL dynamite
  • Jack

    How can u say some one will “never” reach their potential? Dumbazz

  • Jesu Piece

    And this is why there is no debating…..Greg Monroe > Cousins….By Far Trust me

  • drewb

    yep, it wasnt intentional, just like Meta World Peace elbowing Harden in the head wasnt intentional…..

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    o.j is the same boat as cousins and beasley. and out of those 3 cousins will probably be the best

  • hmmm

    Funny that Mayo calls out someone as a headcase considering he is one as well…

  • charliewinning

    I just did. It’s called an opinion based on reality, genius. Do you watch basketball? Do you understand what you are even watching? Flashes of potential mean nothing without a work ethic and maturity, both of which Cousins lacks. Is that too hard for you to understand? You need help reading little guy?

  • charliewinning

    Really based on what evidence? The fact that OJ is having his best season since rookie year? The fact that Cousins and Beasley have underachieved every season they’ve been in the league and OJ actually is turning his career around? Yeah that makes sense.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    Cousins is so brand new. O.js been in the game for how long?! C’mon let some of these ni66as grow. And O.J shouldn’t be talking about maturity cause it was not to long ago that ni66a had his ass handed to him by tony Allen over a dice game. Act like you got some sense