Report: Security prevented ‘almost-altercation’ between Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins
Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins were both ejected from Monday’s Golden State Warriors-New Orleans Pelicans game following an on-court confronation. And according to one report, the tension between the two led to security making moves to keep the two separated.
Via WVLA-33’s Morgan Beard (by way of Pro Basketball Talk):
After Kevin Durant and Demarcus Cousins' ejections – there was some sort of almost-altercation in the back. Cousins came around when KD was exiting. Security has to close doors to separate the two #GoldenState #NewOrleans #Warriors #Pelicans
— Morgan Beard (@morganbeard) December 5, 2017
Beard’s reporting has yet to be corroborated by any other source. But if true, it hardly would be surprising given the nature of the on-court dust-up between Durant and Cousins.
Both Cousins and Durant are ejected pic.twitter.com/spHpEHcr5l
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) December 5, 2017
The incident during Golden State’s 125-115 victory made for Durant’s third ejection this season. Durant acknowledged after the game he needs to do a better job of keeping his emotions in check.
“I can’t get involved with that type of stuff. I have to stay locked in and stay focused on the game,” Durant said, via the Mercury News. “I’m not going to fight nobody. I don’t want to get injured. I don’t want to get suspended. I love to play. I love making money for my family. I’m not trying to get suspended and get in no fights with nobody. Nobody on the floor is going to fight. Nobody in the NBA is going to throw no punches. We’re just talking.”
It sounds like, however, that there was at least reportedly a potential for ugliness afterward once Durant and Cousins left the court.