Posted January 11, 2013

Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins ejected after flagrant foul 2 against Mavericks

Ben Golliver, Dallas Mavericks, DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings, Vince Carter

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By Ben Golliver

Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was assessed a flagrant foul 2 and ejected from a 117-112 overtime loss to the Mavericks on Thursday.

With 41 seconds remaining in overtime, Cousins and two Mavericks battled for a loose ball in the paint, and Cousins wound up swinging his right arm upwards, contacting Vince Carter in the face with his forearm. Carter fell to the court and Cousins appeared to try to break the momentum by catching him, to no avail. Cousins was initially assessed a flagrant foul 1 on the play but a video review upgraded the call to a flagrant foul 2.

The flagrant foul 2 designation applies to fouls that are deemed both “unnecessary and excessive.” All flagrant fouls are reviewed by the NBA league office and are subject to possible discipline including a fine and/or suspension.

Cousins has been suspended a total of three times by the NBA and the Kings this season. He was suspended for two games by the NBA for a post-game confrontation with Spurs television broadcaster Sean Elliott one game in November. He was suspended for one game by the NBA for a low blow on Mavericks guard O.J. Mayo back in December. He was suspended indefinitely by the Kings for an in-game argument with coach Keith Smart but the suspension was officially lifted after one game, although Smart didn’t allow him to immediately rejoin the team.

Cousins finished with 29 points, nine rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block on nine-for-14 shooting in 39 minutes.

Video via YouTube user BeyondTheBuzzer

4 comments
JonathanWoyke
JonathanWoyke

dude thats messed up but at the same time, thats his history catching up with him. In my opinion he didnt try to hit carter, esp. since he tried grabbing him before Carter hit the floor. Flagrant one given his track record would be appropriate but flagrant 2 no way. The NBA has turned P*ssy on us as of late. Its a contact sport man live with it.

BobAmato
BobAmato

That  was a B.S. call if ever I saw one. Give me a break.

rened1948
rened1948

Award him Outstanding Citizen of the Year. He deserves it.

Brad8
Brad8

This guy needs to see an anger management counselor, he just cant seem to keep his anger in check and its already got him suspended multiple times this season. Hes such a good player but hes going to ruin his career if he cant get it together.