Feb 22, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Utah Jazz guard Earl Watson (11) against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Jazz 100-98. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

Jazz's Earl Watson Calls Out Kings' DeMarcus Cousins

After Thursday night’s tilt versus the Jazz, Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins and Jazz point Devin Harris had the internet going nuts with their WWE style stare-down, resulting from their already established bad blood.

While little resulted from the eye locking outside of some chest puffing quotes, Jazz backup point guard Earl Watson decided to step in, defending his backcourt mate:

“I’ve never seen (Cousins) do that with a guy his size. Have you?” Watson said. “That says a lot.”

“I didn’t see him hit (Derrick) Favors. I didn’t see him hit (Enes) Kanter,” Watson said. “But every time he plays Devin, he wants to bump Devin. I mean, wow. Unbelievable, unbelievable. I don’t what to say. I’m speechless.”

Harris didn’t have much to say about it, either.

“I’m too mature for all that,” the eight-year NBA veteran said. “I’ve got to focus on Denver.”

Watson wouldn’t mind if he’s the next little guy Cousins tries to bump around. “I hope I am,” the 6-1, 199-pounder said. “You can quote that.”

Now, I don’t really mind Watson sticking up for his teammate – but the “I’m too mature for all that” quote? Why are you even talking about it then? And then the fact that he’s encouraging Cousins to push him around as if he’s some overpowering character, ignoring the fact that he’d get dumped like a big of dirt in any said scenario? Silly.

There’s nothing wrong with sticking up for your teammate, I commend Watson (who I generally like) for doing so, but don’t be a tool in doing so. If you have a problem with Cousins, do something about it – until then, it’s all bark, no bite, much like your career.

Oh – and if you’re curious, the Jazz and Kings meet in Salt Lake Friday night. Get your popcorn.

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