LOS ANGELES - DeMarcus Cousins called Blake Griffin an "actor" who is "babied" by officials.
This was after Cousins fouled out in Thursday loss to the Clippers in Sacramento. During the game there were plenty of tense moments between the two.
Cousins complained about being slammed to the court, as did Griffin. Griffin accused Cousins of trying to elbow him when both players fell at one point.
The "actor" Griffin responded those comments to reporters after the Clippers beat the Kings, 109-94, Saturday night at Staples Center:
"Well, I first heard about it from my acting coach. He sent me an e-mail and obviously he was thrilled. It was a complement. I guess he's seen some commercials and stuff, so I appreciate it. Nah, I don't care. I'm not into going back and forth and name calling players through the media and all that, just let it go."
Griffin was then asked if his reaction to Cousins speaks to who he is as a player:
"I mean this in the nicest possible way. You have to consider the source. If this is somebody that's really has been in the league a long time, and really knows the ins and outs of the game, and has a great reputation for carrying himself the right way, then it's something I would kind of look at and be like I really rubbed this guy the wrong way, but someone like that you just keep going."
Griffin had 27 points and 14 rebounds in the game. Unlike Thursday's game there weren't any noticeable testy moments between Cousins and Griffin.