A number of former and present NBA gamers congratulated Chris Paul and the Suns on Wednesday evening for reaching the 2021 NBA Finals. Clippers middle DeMarcus Cousins wasn’t one in every of them.
Late within the fourth quarter of Recreation 6 of the Western Convention finals, Paul obtained hit with a technical foul after showing to share just a few phrases with Los Angeles’ bench. Phoenix was main by 24 factors on the time, so Paul might have been allotting one final little bit of trash speak figuring out that the ultimate buzzer was quick approaching.
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Properly, Cousins did not admire that. These guys have a little bit of a historical past, so it wasn’t in any respect stunning to see Cousins yelling in Paul’s route.
“You surprise why no one f— with yo weak ass,” Cousins mentioned.
That marked the second time Cousins and Paul had triggered a commotion throughout Recreation 6. Within the third quarter, Paul scored in isolation towards Cousins, and when Cousins went to retrieve the ball, he raised his elbow close to Paul’s neck.
There was some contact, however Paul reacted as if he had been struck by a metal chair, a very CP3 factor to do.
Cousins was assessed a technical foul for a “bodily taunt” — no matter meaning — however Paul missed the free throw. (As Rasheed Wallace would say, “Ball do not lie.”)
Paul ended up getting the final snicker, although, posting 41 factors (16-of-24 capturing), eight assists, 4 rebounds and three steals within the victory. Nothing weak about that stat line.