DeMarcus Cousins Lauded The Officials With Praise, After Being On The Wrong End Of The Worst Call Ever
And after all this time, being a DeMarcus Cousins apologist is finally paying off! Granted, one of my guilty pleasures is watching the much maligned Kings' center fall victim to a type of temperament that would make Bobby Knight proud, but that doesn't mean I can't be happy that he's now displaying an ability to show postgame restraint after being on the ass end of awful officiating. I couldn't help but feel like a big brother that was witnessing his younger sibling grow up before his very eyes after blindly brushing off every one of his previous acts of abject immaturity.
Now, was Boogie's complimentary acknowledgement of the referees so sarcastic and over-the-top that it nearly made me - someone who prides himself on being sarcastic and over-the-top - uncomfortable? Of course, but that's a step up from flying off the handle by dropping so many expletives that it would make the egregious whistle they were in reference to an afterthought. Some calls are just so shitty that they need to stand on their own. None the least of which is a blatant Dwyane Wade missed dunk that only garnered a foul after he fell to the ground and sat staring up at the basket like someone raised it a couple of inches when he wasn't looking. I didn't think DeMarcus Cousins had it in him to let officials stew in their guilt instead of making it easier for them to blame the victim with his belligerence, but that's exactly what he did by going deadpan in his praise of a couple guys that embarrassed themselves by taking the game right out of his team's hands.
P.S. Okay fine, I suppose there's still a little work to be done. Baby steps...