Posted by Drew Packham
LAS VEGAS — You just knew DeMarcus Cousins‘ first game would get chippy.
Battling against Pistons rookie Greg Monroe (taken 7th overall), the Kings’ No. 5 draft pick known for some feistiness at Kentucky, didn’t back down.
On one particular possession, Cousins was fouled hard by Monroe. Cousins turned back quickly, obviously upset, before settling down, rubbing his neck and walking away.
It didn’t help matters that Detroit’s Summer League roster featured Louisville product Edgar Sosa, who once called Cousins a “nutcase.”
Cousins got the last laugh, helping the Kings’ to an easy 97-68 win over the Pistons with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
“There was a lot of trash talk out there, and you already know how I am, so …” Cousins said, drawing chuckles.