DeMarcus Cousins Nearly Punches Steven Adams, Thinks Better Of It (Video)

DeMarcus Cousins came this close to doing something very stupid Monday night.

The Sacramento Kings mercurial star’s better judgment took over as he avoided throwing what could have been a devastating punch to Oklahoma City Thunder big man Steven Adams.

The two players got tangled up after they battled for the rebound as Adams — known for his ability to get under opponents’ skin — was in no rush to let Cousins run up the floor. A clearly frustrated Cousins wound up to throw a punch — and came real close to doing so — before thinking better of it and keeping his hands to himself.

If Cousins actually followed through and delivered what would have been a vicious blow to the back of Adams’ head, we could be looking at the biggest sports story of the year. Instead, it’s a sign of, dare we say, maturity from the big man.

Cousins had another fine night, too, scoring 35 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in the Kings’ loss.

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