Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is almost without question the best big man in the NBA. He can also have the league’s biggest temper tantrums.
It’s become increasingly likely that at least once a week, “Boogie” will treat us to a scene as he did Sunday night against the Golden State Warriors.
In the game’s second period, Cousins picked up his third foul and became so enraged that, in true “Boogie” fashion of late, he beat the crap out of a folding chair on the sidelines. Then got him whistled for a technical foul.
The early foul trouble limited Cousins to 29 minutes, but he still managed to score 17 points with 10 boards on 4-of-11 shooting. He also recorded his 12th technical of the season, tying him with Russell Westbrook for the NBA’s most T’s this season.
Now if Cousins could only keep his inner tornado in check he might actually catch Westbrook for the league’s scoring title, too. He’s in fourth place with 28.1 ppg, while Westbrook sits atop the NBA at 31.4.