MILWAUKEE – DeMarcus Cousins didn’t sit back and take insults from Dallas Mavericks guard O.J. Mayo, who said Cousins had mental issues, among other things after Monday night’s game.
“I heard,” Cousins said. “This coming from a guy that doesn’t have a great image himself. So what does his really mean? I’m fine with it.”
Mayo had problems with the NCAA in his one season at USC. After leaving for the NBA, the school would determine Mayo was ineligible his lone season for receiving improper benefits.
Mayo was also involved in a flight on the team plane with teammate Tony Allen over a gambling debt in 2010. Mayo has also been suspended 10 games for testing positive for a steroid.
Mayo said Cousins could be a franchise player “but I don’t think he wants it.”
“Is he a franchise player?” Cousins said. “So how is he going to tell me what I am.”
Cousins said he hadn’t heard from the NBA about being disciplined and he didn’t expect to be for hitting Mayo below the belt, which Cousins said was an accident.
*Then there was Dallas coach Rick Carlisle, who had some profane words for Cousins during the game.
”We made a run (in the third quarter),” Cousins said. “I started clapping and the man said “eff off. I said eff you and was it. And I still got scrutinized like I did something wrong.”