DeMarcus Cousins: Kentucky beat Mississippi State in overtime, 81-75. Leading up to the game, the cell phone number of Kentucky center DeMarcus Cousins leaked onto the internet, and MSU students blew it up (a la LSU and Tim Tebow) with the “n word,” left “racial” voicemails and someone opened a conversation by saying, “what’s up, faggot?” He also received plenty of nasty text messages. Last night after a dunk, Cousins signaled to the crowd to “call him.” He finished with 19 points and 14 rebounds and totally dominated Bulldogs’ center Jarvis Varnado (just 10 points and five rebounds in 23 minutes before fouling out). [Herald-Leader, Kentucky Sports Radio]
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They met at the NBA conference Finals.
Third legal incident this calendar year.
It’s been less than a year since Goodell needed to hear from Ray Rice directly.