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DeMarcus Cousins charged with domestic-violence misdemeanor

BIG3 - Week Seven - Chicago

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 03: DeMarcus Cousins walks across the court during week seven of the BIG3 three on three basketball league at Allstate Arena on August 03, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/BIG3 via Getty Images)

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Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins has been charged with a domestic-violence misdemeanor after allegedly threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend.

The charge (third-degree harassing communications) was filed in Mobile, Ala., per the city’s records. Cousins faces both legal consequences and the NBA’s new domestic-violence policy.

Cousins and his ex-girlfriend reportedly argued about whether their son would attend his wedding. At one point in a call she claims was between her and Cousins, the voice on the other end said, “I’m going to make sure I put a bullet in your f—ing head.”

Sidelined by a torn ACL, Cousins was unlikely to contribute this season. How this case proceeds could significantly affect whether he plays in the NBA again.