No one in today's NBA can rack up technical fouls as quickly as Kings All-Star DeMarcus Cousins. It is now official, he is the best of his era.
Boogie got two more techs on Monday night in a game against the Chicago Bulls. One of them was for pushing a Bulls assistant coach. Seriously.
Matt Barnes, who is also known for losing his cool, also got in on the action. It all started after Bulls forward Taj Gibson complained to the refs about a foul:
Bulls' Taj Gibson gets technical foul; Kings' DeMarcus Cousins and Matt Barnes make contact with Bulls assistant coach during aftermath pic.twitter.com/bVjp4feRiA— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) February 7, 2017
Those two technicals gave Cousins 16 on the season. And according to Kings Insider James Ham of CSN Bay Area, that puts him in some exclusive company:
Since the 16-technical foul rule was installed before the 2005-06 season, Cousins is the fastest to reach the limit. Dwight Howard was previously the quickest player to a 16-technical suspension, getting his on March 5 of the 2010-11 season.
There are 30 games left on the Kings' schedule, allowing Cousins plenty of time to rack up more technicals. But he has a long way to go if he wants to beat the NBA record for technicals in one season. That belongs to Rasheed Wallace, who once had 41.