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Mike Dunleavy Lashes Back After Being Called 'Clown' by DeMarcus Cousins

Official Scott Foster, center, steps between Milwaukee Bucks forward Mike Dunleavy, right, Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, after they square off during the quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, March 10, 2013. Cousins was ejected a few minutes later for committing a flagrant foul 2 against Dunleavy.   The Bucks won 115-113.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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David MurphyFeatured ColumnistFebruary 5, 2014

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is continuing on his ill-will tour, and this time, somebody is talking back. Mike Dunleavy of the Chicago Bulls has had enough of being called a "clown."

It all started on Monday night when Cousins repeatedly got tangled up with Dunleavy. After the game, Cousins continued the trash-talking:

As Dan Favale for Bleacher Report writes, there's some history between these two, going back to last season.

On Tuesday night, the Bulls beat the Phoenix Suns on the road, 101-92. After the game, however, the talk was still about the brouhaha from the night before.

According to Sam Aggrey for CSN Chicago, Dunleavy first called into question the idea of circus greasepaint...

Then referenced overly quick tempers...

And finished with the question of susceptibility.

ESPN Chicago's Nick Friedell offered some final words from the irate Bulls guard:

"But honestly I've never been called that before. I guess there's a first time for everything. I don't have much to say about him or that. That kind of stuff happens."

Unlike Cousins, Dunleavy doesn't make a habit of causing issues around the league. Now in his 12th year in the league, the veteran guard will continue doing what he's always done—playing basketball and moving on.

As for the eternally volatile big man from Sacramento, stay tuned for As Boogie's World Turns—coming soon to an NBA arena near you.

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