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09:07 AM ET 02.13 | Kings rookie forward DeMarcus Cousins was removed from team plane bound for Phoenix after an altercation with teammate Donte Greene, according to two sources close to the organization. According to the sources, Cousins was furious at the last play in which Tyreke Evans missed a three-pointer in the final seconds of regulation that would have won the game. Cousins, who had been calling for the ball in the post in the final possession, watched angrily as Greene inbounded the ball to Evans for the final shot.

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February 13, 2011  09:30 AM ET

It's always fun when the guy that is supposed to turn your team around is a total head case. Maybe this is just an elaborate ruse that is being carried out in order to get move the heck outta Sacramento?

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February 13, 2011  09:45 AM ET

In my opinion, I actually think this is not a bad thing. Young guys should always take games seriously. They know that they are not a contender, they even know that they are not a playoff team. But this is what they need in the NBA. Young players that have fire in their heart. I personally would enjoy watching these guys play than those Vet players like Iverson, T-Mac, Carter, etc.

February 13, 2011  09:46 AM ET

All I mean is it's better than they dont care about winning or losing

February 13, 2011  09:50 AM ET

hell i look at the Video of the last play, Cousins was about at the Free throw line, and had think was Nick Collison hang on his shoulder when Greene was inbounding ... just waiting for Greene to try to pass it to Cousins .... at best Cousins would have gotted a Foul

February 13, 2011  10:06 AM ET

I like the fact that he cares about winning and losing, but getting into altercations is not the way. DeMarcus has to learn how to harness that anger/energy.

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February 13, 2011  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

In my opinion, I actually think this is not a bad thing. Young guys should always take games seriously. They know that they are not a contender, they even know that they are not a playoff team. But this is what they need in the NBA. Young players that have fire in their heart. I personally would enjoy watching these guys play than those Vet players like Iverson, T-Mac, Carter, etc.

by Vets I take it that you mean washed up has-beens? Take a look at the Celtics for example; passion & fire are certainly not a problem there...

There's a world of difference between having passion and acting like a punk; usually people don't get themselves thrown off of the team charter for simply being upset over a loss. My guess is that this became very personnal, and now the question is how these guys are supposed to come together to be better. Anyways, I refuse to have respect for guys that don't even show basic respect for their teammates and their franchise.

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February 13, 2011  10:55 AM ET

Cousins has a lot of talent, I don't blame the Kings for drafting him. I also don't think he'll ever realize his full potential in Sacramento. It's only a matter of time before he's dealt...I'l predict year 3 or 4.

February 13, 2011  10:57 AM ET

Time to grow up, Bro.

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February 13, 2011  11:27 AM ET

Anyone that is actually saying that this is OK, and he atleast cares about winning, must be smoking something that is only available in Cali.
The guy has been a perennial problem child. some people just can't be taught or coached.

OK, Green made a bad choice. After all he isn't Steven Nash! or maybe he will also learn from this. But to go and have an altercation like you are some sort of a match winner, is dumb, disrespectful and deserved to be kicked off the plane. I would even suspend him 10 games w/o pay. I have no tolerance for shameful behavior no matter how talented one might be.

Punk is a punk.

February 13, 2011  11:30 AM ET

Make his **** walk to Phoenix - that'll teach him!

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February 13, 2011  11:33 AM ET

In the hood, this would have been takin care of the proper way, by kneecapping the brother.

 
February 13, 2011  11:37 AM ET
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Team planes need to start having cameras on them. Sounds like a lot of stuff happens there!

Yeah, whats that card game they all play? That gets everyone hot. That's what the Arenas gun thing was over.
Love the sport but some of these I guys are true morons.

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