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“Absolutely,” forward Blake Griffin told Cowbell Kingdom when asked if Cousins is an All-Star. “The way he’s played is incredible and you can’t deny his production, his numbers. You saw what happened when he wasn’t playing, but I say this every year – there are guys that deserve to play in the All-Star game that unfortunately don’t get to play in the All-Star game.” Cowbell Kingdom

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“There’s been a lot of ups and downs throughout my career and all I can do is stay as positive as possible,” Cousins said. “There’s light at the end of the tunnel. That’s the biggest thing you can look forward to. That’s what I tell myself all the time, ‘It’s not as bad as it was before.’ I’m in a better place than I was before. Boston Globe

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According to Cousins, his actions weren’t just about frustration with the way the Kings were playing, though there was plenty of that. “I did have an issue (with Smart),” said Cousins, who had received a first-quarter technical for screaming at ref Danny Crawford and was ejected. “It didn’t start with the box-out. It was the pick. He tried to run through my chest, then he came and I felt he took a cheap shot on the box-out, and that’s what resulted to what happened. “But even with that being said, I’ve got to make better decisions. The team depends on me every night, and I just can’t do things like that.” Boston Herald

By that point, more than 20 minutes after the game, Cousins appeared to have settled down. That wasn’t the case in the immediate aftermath. According to multiple sources, Cousins said, “That’s OK. I’ll get him after the game,” on his way from the scene. There was, therefore, a bit larger security presence in the hallway between the two dressing rooms. Smart, meanwhile, was profoundly unruffled by his significantly larger adversary. “To be honest, I’m not really worried about that,” he said of the altercation after going for 11 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals. “He knows that I’m not going to back down from it. I don’t see why I got the tech though, but it’s all good. They didn’t really tell me that, but it’s all good. I’m one of those guys that’s not going to back down from anything, so I’m going to let that be known.” Boston Herald

Told of Cousins’ objections, Smart said, “Man, it was a box-out. That’s his opinion. Everybody saw the play. Like I said, I’m not going to back down from anything. If that’s what he thinks, that’s what he thinks.” And the pick? “Once again, that’s what he thinks,” Smart said. “I’m just playing defense.” Boston Herald

December 31, 2014 Updates

With the Sacramento Kings already down 90-69 on the road against the Celtics, center DeMarcus Cousins let his frustration get the best of him. Six-foot-four guard Marcus Smart tried to box out Cousins and barged into the Kings star, and Cousins reacted by grabbing Smart’s jersey and hurling him to the floor. For The Win

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