Check out the scene as DeMarcus Cousins reacts to taking an elbow to the throat from Jonas Valanciunas of Lithuania in the USA's 119-76 win in the semifinals of the FIBA World Cup On Wednesday.
Luckily Cousins didn't take a swing (although he was mighty close, and scared the shit out of Valanciuns, who was fully expecting to get punched). Fighting against Lithuania over a basketball game on 9/11 probably isn't the nest way to represent the USA. Although I'm sure some might see it the other way around. Valanciunas was also lucky his former Raptors teammate Rudy Gay was there to cool off the situation.
Sure you can compare Cousins' antics to Barkley on the Dream Team in 1992, when he elbowed an Angolan player. But here's the difference: People loved Barkley's for having a bad attitude back then, while now most people despise Cousins' attitude and think he's a baby.