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Yahoo: DeMarcus Cousins ejected for flagrant foul on Vince Carter in OT of Kings loss
Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins has a bad reputation, earned largely through several less-than-ideal relationships with coaches , some suspensions for on-court activity , and a fair amount of incomplete information . Cousins thinks he gets a bad rap, and that he deserves fairer treatment from media, fans, and his employers . He's not entirely wrong, in the sense that expecting anyone to change with no institutional support is a recipe for continued problems. The problem for Cousins is that he keeps making himself look terrible in public. On Thursday night, with just 41 seconds remaining in overtime of the Kings' home game against the Dallas Mavericks, Cousins committed a flagrant 2 foul by swinging a forearm to the throat of Dallas' Vince Carter after a scrum for a loose ball. The foul was originally called a flagrant 1 and was Cousins' sixth of the night regardless, but an official courtside review upgraded the penalty to a flagrant 2, mandating an automatic ejection. At the time, the Kings were down 113-109; they lost the game 117-112 .