I've seen the video of DeMarcus Cousins' ejection from Saturday night's win over Utah and I'm still unsure of what he said or did to pick up his second technical foul. The league could rescind it this week. But that doesn't change the reality that Cousins needs to chill out with the officials. He can't win. After one technical foul is called, there's nothing he can say or do to change it. So he has to show more restraint and not put himself in position to be called for technical fouls. I know it's easy for me to say from the sidelines, but Cousins can't jeopardize his team's chances by being ejected from games for not showing restraint. Cousins, like any player is going to want an explanation on some calls. That might mean allowing a teammate or coach Keith Smart to speak to officials on his behalf. But Cousins can't continue to talk to officials and draw their ire. It might not be fair, but as the cliché goes, it is what it is.
DeMarcus Cousins must show more restraint
Sacramento Bee | Nov 25