Where’s the Big Blue Nation love?
A couple of former Kentucky one-and-doners didn’t exactly bleed blue with each other on Thursday night, as DeMarcus Cousins and Julius Randle had words after Randle and the Lakers topped Cousins and the Kings 101-91.
Here’s the confrontation from the TNT broadcast:
Julius Randle And Demarcus Cousins get in each other's faces after Lakers beat the Kings pic.twitter.com/Guq7iNSmLe
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) November 11, 2016
Here’s an extended close-up:
Boogie has a postgame chat with Julius Randle https://t.co/OoiG5DeJ7R
— The Cauldron (ICYMI) (@CauldronICYMI) November 11, 2016
Per usual, Cousins was cagey when asked about the dust-up, although he did say there was no lingering problems.
"Just some friendly UK love… Julius is like my little brother." — DeMarcus Cousins on post-game conversation w/ Julius Randle
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) November 11, 2016
Cousins scored 28 points and had nine rebounds in the loss, which dropped the Kings to 4-6. The Lakers are 5-4 after the win, in which Randle had 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.
Both played one season for John Calipari in Lexington, as Cousins played in 2009-10, falling one game short of the Final Four. Randle played in 2013-14, the team that lost to Connecticut in the national championship game.