Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 at 10:35 am  |  13 responses

DeMarcus Cousins Blames Latest Ejection on His Reputation

The way DeMarcus Cousins sees it, the elbow he threw at Mike Dunleavy Jr.’s head on Sunday night (which may result in a suspension) didn’t merit an ejection. Cousins says it’s because he’s built up a bad reputation with the refs that he was kicked out of the game. Per the Sac Bee: “Actually, I was cool about it,’ Cousins said after practice Tuesday. ‘I didn’t know if he did it (low bridge) on purpose. That’s what I asked him. ‘Was that on purpose?’ His response was, ‘What if it was? What are you going to do about it?’ [...] ‘The whole situation was based on my reputation, which is unfair,’ Cousins continued. Asked if his elbow to Dunleavy’s head was deliberate, he added, ‘It really wasn’t. If you see the replay, it’s not as hard as he acted out to be. I was just trying to get around the screen.’ [...] A few minutes later, when Cousins’ account of the incident was related to Isaiah Thomas, the Kings point guard couldn’t stop grinning. ‘He (Cousins) got him good,’ Thomas said, laughing. ‘That’s all I’ve got to say. He got him with an elbow. Hopefully his consequences aren’t too bad. … You always feel if somebody (Dunleavy) goes down low, they might have done it on purpose. But you’ve got to calm your nerves and be professional about it. Things escalate. They got a double technical. Everybody in the arena is going to be looking at you for the next couple plays.’”

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  • Fat Lever

    Smartest thing he’s said in a while. Now learn from it and adapt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rainman1991 Saleem Rainman

    Oh shut up dude. that excuse isnt going to cut it anymore, ur immature AF, and that was an immature and just stupid thing to do. Maybe it has more to do with you being a dummy, and not so much ur reputation.

  • RayJr

    No I’m gonna have to go with it as elbowing another player intentionally in the head.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rainman1991 Saleem Rainman

    having said that, Dunleavy did get away with a dirty play before he got elbowed

  • Max

    That change it DCuz.

  • Draak Grafula

    ‘The whole situation was based on my reputation, which is unfair,’

    No, your whole reputation is based on situations like these… and that is pretty fair.

  • http://twitter.com/_DFrance DFrance

    Idk man. If he asked Dunleavy if the undercut was intentional and that was Dunleavys response… I’m kinda ok with him throwing the elbow. Maybe not to the head, but Ithink the ppotentialddamage that could have been done to Cousins knee is being downplayed here. He’s nuts, but he doesn’t deserve an ACL tear.

  • bike

    And the beatings will continue until his moral improves.

  • LakeShow

    Dunleavy appears to be douchey.

  • spit hot fiyah
  • Hingle McCringleberry

    Man, when I first read that title I thought it said ‘erection’.

  • http://www.facebook.com/starkpwnsyou Joshua Maria Peter Bautista

    I didn’t know he called his elbow “Reputation”

  • roscoe

    Here is some advice for Dcuz…

    step 1 – stop watching WWE
    step 2 – stop watching UFC
    step 3 – stop watching boxing
    step 4 – buy a puppy
    step 5 – visit old ppl homes
    step 6 – watch a sunset

    okay… you’re golden.