While O.J. Mayo and DeMarcus Cousins were fighting for position, DeMarcus Cousins delivered a punch to O.J. Mayo’s groin. DeMarcus Cousins says the shot was an accident….O.J. Mayo doesn’t believe that. The disagreement between the two has lead to some nice trash talk.
Check out what they both had to say about the hit and each other…
Mayo doesn’t believe that one bit, saying Cousins has a “big maturity problem” and “mental issues.” Mayo also requested the NBA office review the tape of the incident.
“It wasn’t intentional, but there was a lot of trash talk,” said Cousins, who had been fighting Mayo for position when he delivered the no-look blow behind him.
After the double technicals were called, Mayo pleaded with two officials to review the film of the incident, which the Mavs’ television broadcast replayed later.
“Man, I was so pissed,” Mayo said after his 19-point, seven-rebound performance in the rout. “It’s just, where does that come in in the game, you know what I mean? He’s a talented player, has a chance to be an All-Star. But you do stuff like that, it takes you down a class.”
Mayo said he told Cousins to “play basketball and you’ve got a chance to be a good player,” but that type of conduct made him a “garbage player.” According to Mayo, Cousins responded with several expletives.