Former Cavs Player Drops Mic With Facts on DeMarcus Cousins Ordeal

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The ugly situation that’s currently engulfing Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins has him facing charges for allegedly threatening the mother of his 7-year-old son.

Former Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kendrick Perkins used social media to offer some needed perspective about the anger between Cousins and his ex-girlfriend by pointing out that their son should remain their central focus.

Perkins and Cousins competed against each other on the court for a good portion of the past decade. Both players have been known for their volatility, with Perkins coming to the Cavaliers as an enforcer and Cousins often a leader in the area of technical fouls.

One reason why Perkins’ perspective may be more valuable in this particular incident is because he’s twice been involved in controversies involving women.

The first of these situations came in 2013, when Perkins was charged with assault after being accused of punching a woman and her brother. That came in the aftermath of a car accident and during his time as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder. The charge was later dropped.

In May 2015, Perkins was a member of the Cavaliers when he was involved in an argument with his wife on the side of a road. The incident was investigated but no apparent charges were filed.

The arrest warrant for Cousins was the latest bad news this month for Cousins. Two weeks ago, the new Lakers center tore his ACL and could miss the entire upcoming season, an injury that came after a season in which he was returning from a torn Achilles

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Brad Sullivan is a lead writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has spent much of life in the Cleveland, Ohio area, and has remained a Cavalier fan from their 1970 beginnings through the return of LeBron James. While that fandom was sorely tested during the Reign of Error known simply by one word, Stepien, that overall historical perspective will be part of his writing for Cavaliers Nation in the months ahead.