George Karl alienates DeMarcus Cousins with Seth Curry remarks (Video)
George Karl continues to struggle to win friends in Sacramento.
It all started Friday night after Seth Curry dropped 12 points in 26 minutes, looking quite like a capable player in the process. Despite that, Karl’s praise wasn’t exactly effusive.
“I think Seth will be a combo guard, play both 1 and 2,” Karl said after the game, via Blake Ellington of Sactown Royalty. “I think usually those guys when I look at them, I see them probably trying to score a little bit too much and I think he probably should become more of a playmaking point as much as a scoring point. But he’s going to be around for a couple years. He’s definitely going to have a few more years of someone; I think we have him for one more year. I think he has a tenacity to him and a good basketball feel to him. Now he’s just got to be confident and consistent.”
Curry responded by tweeting and deleting a snake emoji, which thanks to DeMarcus Cousins has become the universal anti-Karl symbol.
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— Mek (@_YoMek) March 26, 2016
Cousins jumped into the fray on Sunday by crashing Curry’s postgame interview after another strong performance, and he made a comment that can only be construed as a shot at his coach. What’s more, Seth’s older brother, Steph Curry, tweeted it out, taking Boogie’s side – though in fairness, Curry probably did this more to support his younger brother than to take shots at Karl.
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) March 28, 2016
“You gonna be in this league a long time, boy, remember that. A long time,” Cousins said.
Hard to take that as anything other than a shot at Karl, and it’s far from the first issue Cousins has had with him. In fact, Cousins and the Kings have basically been in open revolt all season. It’s obviously why Karl is reportedly a near-certainty to be shown the door at the end of the season. The only real question at this point is why they’re bothering to wait.
H/T New York Post