DeMarcus Cousins Details Experiences With NBA Fans’ Verbal Abuse

Golden State Warriors heart DeMarcus Cousins lately joined Chris Haynes’ “Posted Up” podcast, the place he described some the worst issues that followers have shouted at him throughout his NBA profession.

Fan interactions at NBA video games have change into a a lot bigger matter dialogue 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, , I’ll 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 difficulty 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 change into essential?”

When requested which cities particularly, Cousins did not pinpoint any particular location, however Yahoo Sports‘s stories no less than one the incidents occurred in Sacramento. 

“I don’t actually need to title cities or groups], as a result of I’m not likely making an attempt 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 received was a response.”

Cousins additionally mirrored on the time he was fined $25,000 in 2017 (when he was nonetheless a member the Kings) for flipping f Warriors followers at Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center and yelling, “Fuck Golden State!”

Per Yahoo Sports:

“It’s loopy. I bear in mind the entire incident with the entire ‘F— Golden State’ factor,” Cousins instructed Yahoo Sports. “I bear in mind particularly these followers speaking loopy to me your complete sport, after which I come out the sport and it’s those self same precise followers. And I knew they have 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 f.’ I’m fairly certain them dudes are nonetheless having fun with video games right now]. So it’s like I’m the dangerous man as a result of I react?”

You can try Boogie‘s full dialogue with Haynes the hyperlink within the tweet embedded under.