DeMarcus Cousins (left) and Matt Barnes have been named in a civil suit stemming from an altercation at a New York nightclub on Monday. Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins have been named in a civil lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court by two people who claim the Sacramento Kings players assaulted them in a New York nightclub early Monday. TMZ reported Wednesday that Jasmine Besiso and Myrone Powell had filed suit against Barnes and Cousins, and Daniel Werly of sports law blog The White Bronco published the court documents on Wednesday evening.
LeBron James hit single digits in a scoring category on Friday night, and yet all went according to plan in his team’s 114-84 win. James went for 27 gutty points in his team’s win over the Miami Heat on Friday, and the Cavaliers star moved into ninth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list as a result. James’ 27 was second on the Cavaliers to Kevin Love’s 28-point, 15-rebound night, as the Cavs moved to 16-5 despite being without J.R. Smith due to injury, and Channing Frye (who missed the contest due to attend his father’s funeral).
Phil Jackson wants us to know Carmelo Anthony can hold on to the ball too long and stall out the offense. Shocking. Such a revelation. It’s not like he knew that when he gave Anthony a five-year contract extension… oh, wait, everybody did know that already. Which leads to my criticism of Jackson in this PBT Extra. Taking a shot at a player as a coach who sees said player every day comes off differently than the same thing from the ivory tower criticism of a GM. Plus, Jackson’s timing made no sense.