Although the Los Angeles Clippers have enjoyed success over the Kings in recent years, the two sides have formed quite an animosity towards each other. That was on display Saturday afternoon in the Clippers one-point victory over the Kings, which seemingly had the tide shifted thanks to some favorable calls going Los Angeles’ way.
The game featured an ejection as Travis Outlaw was tossed for a (incorrect) flagrant two foul and multiple times the two teams came chest to chest.
That lead to DeMarcus Cousins not allowing his teammates to shake hands with the Clippers once the final buzzer sounded.
As the game ended, Chris Paul was slowly walking towards Isaiah Thomas (among others) and reached out in attempt to congratulate Thomas on a good game, but Cousins who was in the middle of the two players refused to allow them to shake hands. Cousins continued on his way and Paul made another effort, but Cousins wasn’t having it as he escorted Thomas away from Paul as the two made their way into the locker room.
Paul suggested that Cousins ‘needs some guidance’ in his postgame comments.
The Kings big man will certainly catch grief for his actions, though many Kings fans on social media were fine with his decision.