Arrest warrant issued for DeMarcus Cousins on domestic violence charge


Arrest warrant issued for DeMarcus Cousins on domestic violence charge

An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for former Warriors and Kings center DeMarcus Cousins on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge by the Mobile, Ala. police department. 

The Mobile municipal court website lists a third-degree misdemeanor Harassing Communications charge against Cousins, but no other official information was provided.

Audio released by TMZ on Tuesday showed a man alleged to be Cousins threatening his former girlfriend, Christy West, over the phone.

Cousins allegedly was calling West to try to convince her to allow their seven-year-old son to be in attendance for Cousins’ wedding to longtime girlfriend Morgan Lang, which took place over the weekend in Atlanta, Ga. 

When West refused, the man's voice on the audio recording alleged to be Cousins told her that he would “put a bullet through your f---ing head."

In a statement to USA Today, West confirmed that the arrest warrant had been signed.

The charge is a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a maximum of up to one year in jail.

Cousins just wrapped up his lone season with the Warriors, helping lead the team to an NBA Finals berth before signing a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason. Cousins tore his ACL while working out in mid-August and is expected to be out for the season.

The big man originally was drafted No. 5 overall by the Kings back in 2010 and was a three-time All-Star in just over six seasons with the club.

Warriors' Steph Curry praises Suns for starting lineup introductions

Warriors' Steph Curry praises Suns for starting lineup introductions

The Phoenix Suns entered Tuesday's matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers an undefeated 6-0 in their Orlando bubble NBA seeding games.

And they've been winning in matters outside the lines as well.

The latest example is how they announced their starting lineup against the 76ers. In fact, it was so awesome that even Warriors superstar Steph Curry felt compelled to let Phoenix's social media team know his feelings.

This truly is beyond spectacular.

Players, coaches and team personnel have been away from their families for a long time, and they miss their loved ones dearly.

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Curry -- who is not in the bubble because the Warriors were not included in the 2019-20 season restart -- acknowledged how hard it must be for everyone in Orlando.

“If you say I get to play basketball, sleep and play golf on my off days, that’s not a bad setup,” he told The New York Times' Marc Stein on Sunday night. “From a day-to-day perspective, how you fill your time, I would have no problem adjusting to that.

"But you can’t take family out of the equation. I don’t think any of us have been away from our families for that long before.”

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Well done, Suns. Bravo.

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Trainer says Warriors' Steph Curry 'as bouncy and energetic' as ever

Trainer says Warriors' Steph Curry 'as bouncy and energetic' as ever

Steph Curry cannot wait to take the floor for an NBA game again. But with the start date for the 2020-21 season unclear at this point, the Warriors superstar knows he has to stay patient.

Unfortunately for the two-time NBA MVP, he has had to be extra patient for too long, as he was sidelined for over four months last season because of a broken left hand.

Steph misses competing and winning, and understands the window for doing that at the highest level won't be open for that much longer.

But at the same time, his personal trainer believes there are no reasons to be concerned that the three-time NBA champion is trending in the wrong direction.

“He’s a young 32,” Brandon Payne recently told The Athletic's Ethan Strauss. “He’s jumping really well, moving really well. He’s perpetually in great shape from a cardiovascular standpoint. He’s not showing any signs at all of any sort of aging. He’s moving well, he’s getting stronger.

"He’s as bouncy and energetic in workouts as he’s ever been.”

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Video proof of this sometimes will surface on social media in the form of Curry throwing down some dunks. They serve as a reminder that he is more athletic than people think.

But it's also important to remember Steph's legs are extra fresh right now. And part of that could be because he and Payne have been forced to adjust their offseason regimen.

“Normally we have a five-to-six-day workweek," Payned told Strauss. “This year, with the uncertainty of the timeline (of next season), we’re being very patient. We’re only going four days a week. With those four days, only two of those days are uptempo, high-intensity days.

"We just want to make sure everything we’re doing has a positive benefit to his game. We can’t have any empty drills. We don’t really want to have wasted running."

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Steph acknowledged last month that the 2019-20 campaign "could be a blessing in disguise" for the Warriors. After five straight trips to the NBA Finals, everybody associated with the franchise needed a physical and mental break.

But it sure sounds like the No. 7 overall pick from the 2009 draft has caught his breath and is ready to go full steam ahead.

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