For once, an article about an NBA player not named Draymond Green being ejected for hitting another NBA player in the junk.

That NBA player who was ejected: New Orleans Pelicans’ guard Buddy Hield.

The victim: Sacramento Kings’ center DeMarcus Cousins.

The scene of the crime: The Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.

The time of the crime: 2:55 left in the second quarter of Sunday’s game with New Orleans ahead 50-39.

Okay, here’s the video since that’s probably what everyone wants to see:

Here’s a couple thoughts on the situation mostly regarding Cousins:

  1. He didn’t look to be in that much pain, and was instead more focused on Hield getting called for a technical than his own future children.
  2. For once, Cousins is on the receiving end of a foul that results in a technical instead of you know, committing the foul that results in one. After all, just last week, Cousins picked up a technical and was ejected with ONE SECOND LEFT (and with it being his 16th technical foul on the season, it resulted in an automatic one-game suspension for the following Kings game).
  3. Cousins was protecting his manhood while setting a screen, and then moved his hands before Hield made contact with his junk. If only Cousins stayed in his screen position, maybe this wouldn’t have happened.
  4. Really, Hield? There was a ref right there staring at you! That’s the easiest call to make if you’re the ref.

Naturally, after the incident occurred, Twitter went nuts:

The next date to circle on your calendar is March 31st. On that night at 8:00 PM EST, the New Orleans Pelicans will host the Sacramento Kings in a junk-shot rematch. Time will tell if Cousins retaliates or decides to take the high road against Hield.


About David Lauterbach

David is a writer for The Comeback. He enjoyed two Men's Basketball Final Four trips for Syracuse before graduating in 2016. If The Office or Game of Thrones is on TV, David will be watching.