Mar 18, 2014; Sacramento, CA, USA; Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza (1) and center Marcin Gortat (4) battle for position under the basket with Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) during the fourth quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Sacramento Kings defeated the Washington Wizards 117-111 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Marcin Gortat says he doesn’t like DeMarcus Cousins


There’s no doubt, star Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins can rub a lot of people the wrong way.

One such person who isn’t a fan of the former Kentucky Wildcat is Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat.

Gortat and Cousins have had their battles this season and it was rather evident that neither player cared for the other when watching them. But just in case anybody questioned what Gortat thought of Cousins, he made it clear in a recent interview stating that Cousins is on his short list of people he doesn’t like.

Paulsen: DeMarcus Cousins is a scary guy — he’s 23 and he’s built like a tractor-trailer — you were going toe-to-toe with him. You were shouting at him from the bench, you had to be separated from him after the game. Were you just trying to get into his head? You wouldn’t have actually tried to throw down with DeMarcus Cousins would you?

Gortat: Well, let’s put it this way. I have two guys on my list, definitely, and he will be high on my list. Definitely.

Paulsen: This is your hit list for when fighting’s allowed in basketball?

Gortat: That’s the list of people I don’t like. Let’s put it this way.

Unfortunitly, the Wizards don’t play the Kings again this season so potential fireworks will have to wait until next year.

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