“And it is loopy as a result of this has occurred to me on a couple of events.”
Golden State Warriors middle DeMarcus Cousins just lately joined Chris Haynes’ “Posted Up” podcast, the place he described a few of the worst issues that followers have shouted at him throughout his NBA profession.
Fan interactions at NBA video games have turn out to be a a lot bigger subject of debate in current weeks, after the Utah Jazz permanently banned two fans for separate incidents involving OKC’s All Star level guard Russell Westbrook.
Cousins defined to Haynes (H/T Yahoo Sports):
“Oh, I have been referred to as n—-r. And it is loopy as a result of this has occurred to me on a couple of events. I reported it to the league, and, you already know, I could have mentioned no matter I mentioned again and I used to be nonetheless punished for it. But clearly it grew to become a much bigger subject when it was Russ [Westbrook], and he was nonetheless fined for it. I do not actually perceive it. We’re the product. We push this league, so I do not perceive. When does our security, when does it turn out to be necessary?”
When requested which cities particularly, Cousins did not pinpoint any particular location, however Yahoo Sports‘s experiences no less than one of many incidents occurred in Sacramento.
“I don’t actually wish to [name cities or teams], as a result of I’m probably not attempting to place a label on a whole fan base,” Cousins instructed Yahoo Sports. “There are ignorant people in each metropolis. I’ll simply put it like that. … [The league] tells you to disregard it, or regardless of the case could also be, however what number of instances am I presupposed to ignore that. Me coming from the place I come from [Mobile, Alabama], they fortunate all they acquired was a response.”
Cousins additionally mirrored on the time he was fined $25,000 in 2017 (when he was nonetheless a member of the Kings) for flipping off Warriors followers at Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center and yelling, “Fuck Golden State!”
Per Yahoo Sports:
“It’s loopy. I keep in mind the entire incident with the entire ‘F— Golden State’ factor,” Cousins instructed Yahoo Sports. “I keep in mind particularly these followers speaking loopy to me all the recreation, after which I come out the sport and it’s those self same actual followers. And I knew they had been Golden State followers, so I mentioned what I mentioned. I talked to the league. I’m like, ‘Such and such and such was mentioned. I used to be getting referred to as bitches and all this different stuff, punk boys, no matter.’ But they was like, ‘All proper, however you flipped them off.’ I’m fairly positive them dudes are nonetheless having fun with video games [today]. So it’s like I’m the unhealthy man as a result of I react?”
You can take a look at Boogie‘s full dialogue with Haynes the hyperlink within the tweet embedded under.