DeMarcus Cousins: I don’t wanna name names, but that restaurant made me sick

Basketball player and armchair health inspector DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings managed to score 15 points, five assists, three steals and two blocks in Friday’s victory over the Dallas Mavericks.

Cowbell Kingdom reports Cousins became ill early Wednesday and missed Kings’ shootaround as a result. He was a last minute lineup scratch before the Kings won 99-98 over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday.

“I don’t want to call out the restaurant,” responded Cousins when asked what caused the ordeal. “I don’t want them to lose business. But I had some food that morning and my stomach was hurting and I was throwing up.”

Some food that morning ain’t real specific. Did Mr. Basketball star provide a stool sample to the local health unit so they could possibly match with other instances of foodborne illness? And if there’s evidence food at a restaurant caused illness, don’t you have a responsibility to go public to help prevent others from getting ill?

Basketball is almost as boring as baseball and cricket – combined.