In a recent feature story for Grantland.com, DeMarcus Cousins says he doesn’t respect Chris Paul because of his style of play and calls him a cheater. Earlier in the season, Cousins denied teammate Isaiah Thomas from shaking Paul’s hand after a game, pulling the PG away.
According to Grantland.com:
Cousins maintains a rivalry with the Clippers, and Paul in particular. “It’s just, some players I don’t respect,” Cousins said. “Just their playing style of basketball. I don’t respect it. I feel like it’s basically cheating and I don’t respect a cheater. If that’s your tactic to winning, I don’t respect you.”