Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul must have done something to offend DeMarcus Cousins during his team’s win over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday. Otherwise, Cousins has no explanation for stopping teammate Isaiah Thomas from shaking Paul’s hand.
Cousins literally grabbed Thomas and pulled him away twice when Thomas attempted to have a friendly exchange with CP3 at the end of the game. DeMarcus was in an understandably bad mood after missing a jump shot that could have won the game for Sacramento with seconds remaining, but it’s unclear why he insisted that Thomas snub Paul.
“He’s young, man,” Paul said when asked about the incident after the game, via The Point Forward. “He don’t know no better. He needs some guidance. It is what it is.”
Cousins must have had some sort of motive, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t act like a child. Refusing to shake an opponent’s hand after a game is one thing. Forcing your teammates to do the same is immature. Then again, there’s a reason Cousins has been benched multiple times in the past. The 23-year-old just can’t seem to grow up.