The Clippers beat the Kings in a close game on Saturday night, and some guys took the loss harder than others.
DeMarcus Cousins has always been known to make stupid decisions and sometimes act immature, and on Saturday, it was no different for the young big man. After the loss, Kings guard Isiah Thomas went up to Chris Paul to shake hands as a sign of sportsmanship and respect, but Cousins had other ideas:
This is just uncalled for, and Thomas was simply trying to show his respect to one of the game’s best. I understand wanting to crush your opponent, not being happy in losses, and being competitive, but this is just a game when it boils down to it, and if a man wants to shake hands, he can do so. I respect Cousins’ competitive nature and fire to win, but this makes him seem petty.
Some guys will like it, and some won’t, but that’s who Cousins is. Paul wasn’t holding back afterwards:
Chris Paul on DeMarcus Cousins preventing Thomas from shaking his hand: "He young man. He don't know better. He needs some guidance"
— John Dickinson (@JDJohnDickinson) November 23, 2013
If Cousins didn’t want to shake hands, that’s his right, but Thomas should feel like he was disrespected more than Chris Paul was.