Sacramento Kings superstar DeMarcus Cousins went bananas on a local reporter, saying, “We’re gonna have some real f—–g issues” in video that has gone viral since surfacing last week.
The comment came in response to reporting by Sacramento Bee columnist Andy Furillo on Cousins’ legal troubles after a recent incident at a New York City nightclub yielded accusations that the NBA star punched a man in the face. In the piece, Furillo referenced prior legal issues of Cousins’ brother, Jaleel, something to which it appears Cousins didn’t take too kindly.
“Don’t ever mention my brother again. You don’t know my fucking brother,” Cousins said while shirtless and towering over the reporter in the Kings’ locker room after a 116-92 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.
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The 6’ 11”, 270-pound Cousins also called the reporter a “f——g coward” and told him, “You can say whatever the f— you want to say about me, but don’t mention my motherf—–g family.”
Cousins has also refused to speak with certain reporters recently, and the Bee included old footage to illustrate that when they tweeted video of the most recent incident.
The Kings issued the following statement: “We are committed to being open and transparent, and any hint of media censorship is unacceptable. There is an ongoing review into this matter, and we will take the appropriate steps immediately upon its conclusion.”