On the lowdown, DeMarcus Cousins has been having a productive and hilarious season. Probably because he plays on a bad team on the West Coast, no one really realizes he leads the NBA in total offensive rebounds, that he’s averaging 20 points and 13 rebounds per 36 minutes or that he’s consistently doing funny things like wearing his coach’s jacket or signalling first downs when guys miss free throws. It’s been a fun run for Kings fans, I’m sure.

But maybe this quote will get DeMarcus a little more play across the league. I mean, when you offer to beat up another player, that’s pretty notable. From SLC Dunk:

Honestly, I’m tired of the kid. I don’t know what his issue is. I’m tired of the kid. Honestly. I’m tired of him. I don’t know what his issue is, but I can definitely solve them.

Why did this happen? Because they had a staring contest earlier, of course. From the Salt Lake Tribune:

Cousins attempted to save a loose ball and felt that Harris blocked his path. Cousins immediately got in Harris’ face, who stood his ground and coldly stared at the Kings forward. Cousins quickly became heated while Harris kept staring — never backing down and barely moving. The two were soon separated.

And while you might think a small fellow like Devin Harris would be scared to fight a giant like DeMarcus Cousins, you need to think again.

Harris on Cousins: It goes back to the last game. … He’s trying to get in my head and I’m trying to get in his. I can’t let anybody push me around.

So yeah, it looks like we’ve got a hilarious, totally unnecessary feud brewing, along the lines of Quentin Richardson’s and Paul Pierce’s weird rivalry. It’s so mismatched — a gigantic, surly center versus a slight, quiet point guard — and it’s so inconsequential that I can’t help but root for this to bloom in to a full-fledged blood feud.

There’s almost no reason for these two guys from these two teams to be fighting, so let’s hope it happens. Between Cousins’ quotability and Harris’ stubbornness, this could produce some excellent content. A little beef between two less notable teams wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. The Kings and Jazz play again next Friday, so let’s hope for some juicy back-and-forth in the next week, then a little posturing in the game, then more hilarious quotes afterwards.

As long as DeMarcus Cousins doesn’t actually “solve” Devin Harris’ “issues,” this is good, clean fun. If Devin Harris gets his head knocked off, however, then I completely disavow this post.

Comments (8)

  1. Does that make Cousins Dre and Harris Eazy?

  2. Most hilarious season for a young big man in the NBA this year: Cousins or Javale McGee?

    I think McGee because he looks so much like a giant J.Cole it’s too funny to pass up. Also, he goaltends better than any of the Leafs goalies.

    [Sorry in advance for including hockey in a basketball post]

  3. Harris is a little punk , Cousins is a fun guy and a Fan Favorite. just watching the Devin Harris foul on Blake Griffin Video where Harris get ejected. Harris is a dirty Player and a punk. Heared Harris is asking his Big Men for back up , lol. I heard about the gay rumors about Harris and my advice to him is , you don’t stare down a big man unless you can back it up. now your acting scared and looking for backup . what a punk.

    • To Tony: “At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.”

    • It seems you have the same level of maturity as Cousins. Harris is the punk for standing his ground? And he didn’t ask for any backup. In fact, the smaller Earl Watson stepped up and has his back. Cousins is a whiny, flopping little bitch of an NBA player. He’s about as tough as a pre-school classroom. You want to talk about dirty? Cousins throws more elbows than someone doing the chicken dance. He’s had 14 technicals and 3 ejections in LESS THAN TWO SEASONS! And that’s as of a month ago. Pretty sure he’s added at least one ejection and two technicals since February 14th.

      And of course, when we have no facts to back us up, we resort to calling other people gay.

  4. So harris won the staring match cause Cousins got mad with him… funny lol

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