If Cousins did what Green does, NBA ‘would probably kick me out'


DeMarcus Cousins led the NBA in technical fouls during the regular season with 17.

Draymond Green was third with 13.

According to the Kings' All-Star big man, the NBA protects the Warriors' All-Star forward.

"If I ever did what this guy does on the court, they would probably kick me out of the league," Cousins told Carmichael Dave of KHTK Sports 1140 in Sacramento.

Cousins and Dave were talking about Draymond's takedown of Michael Beasley at the end of the Warriors' Game 3 loss to the Rockets last week.

Green threw Beasley to the ground but the refs did not see the play.

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The following day, the NBA released its "Last Two-Minute Report" which included the following description:

“Green wraps Beasley and throws him to the ground on the inbounds play. Basketball Operations is reviewing the contact.”

The Warriors are the defending champions and won a regular-season record 73 games this year.

Draymond became an All-Star for the first time and finished runner-up for Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season.

"They glorify him," Cousins said of Draymond. "When you're on a winning team, everything is swept under the rug."

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