Originally written November 10, 2012 on Project Spurs:
During last night's San Antonio Spurs-Sacramento Kings game, Spurs' TV commentator and former Spur Sean Elliott took offense to DeMarcus Cousins and his disrespect for Tim Duncan. Apparently, Cousins was talking trash to Duncan and Elliott felt that was just uncalled for especially with the trash talk aimed at a future Hall of Famer. Elliott voiced his displeasure for Cousins' behavior and called him "immature." Word got back to DeMarcus and he fired back at Elliott calling him "immature" and said he has nothing but respect for Duncan and more. I appreciate Elliott looking out for TD and agree Duncan deserves much respect from his peers.  On the other hand, Cousins or any other player shouldn't lower their game just because it is a well-established player like Duncan. These players are uber-competitive, show much emotion like Cousins and let's face it, trash talking is part of the game. The Spurs-Kings game was close for most of the game and in the fourth quarter (when Cousins started to jaw at TD) emotions flare and players will use any advantage they can get to try to pull out a win. In the end, the Spurs won and Duncan got the best of Cousins in the box score with TD finishing with 23 points, 10 rebounds, four blocked shots and a win for San Antonio. Cousins ended the night with 14 points, nine rebounds and a loss to the Spurs. Moreover, let Cousins or any other NBA player talk trash to TD. It seems to just fire up Duncan and he will make sure school is in session that night for the player daring enough to jaw at TD. 
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