Rockets massive man DeMarcus Cousins was ejected after selecting up a second technical foul Monday night time, however the T that acquired him tossed — and the reasoning behind it — seems actually ticky-tack.
It is virtually as if the officers had no persistence with a participant who has been a ache to them.
Cousins was rung up within the second quarter towards the Mavericks for holding out his arms and expressing disbelief that he did not get an and-one on a layup.
Officiating crew chief John Goble put it this manner to pool reporter Jonathan Feigen after the sport: “DeMarcus Cousins acquired a technical foul for an overt gesture directed at an official in resentment of a non-call.”
In different phrases, for doing what gamers throughout the Affiliation do dozens of occasions a recreation with out sanction.
The primary T wasn’t rather more deserved, both, to be trustworthy. Cousins shoved Dallas heart Willie Cauley-Stein, who was tangling with John Wall beneath the basket. It seemed as if Cousins was being a peacemaker earlier than getting in a shot on fellow Kentucky product Cauley-Stein.
Did Cousins’ historical past of techs and ejections and complaints about being singled out by officers tip the scales of basketball justice in these cases? Nothing could be proved, nevertheless it does look as if he was despatched to the showers principally for being Boogie.