DeMarcus Cousins Says Fans Have Called Him ‘N—-r’; Has Reported It to NBA
Golden State Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins in action during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins told Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports on the Posted Up podcast that NBA fans have hurled racial slurs at him during games: 

“Oh, I’ve been called n—-r. And it’s crazy because this has happened to me on a few occasions. I reported it to the league, and, you know, I may have said whatever I said back and I was still punished for it. But obviously it became a bigger issue when it was Russ [Westbrook], and he was still fined for it. I don’t really understand it. We’re the product. We push this league, so I don’t understand. When does our safety, when does it become important?”

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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