‘Do you know where Alabama is?’ DeMarcus Cousins to reporter who asked if he knew where to find Slovenia

American basketball player DeMarcus Cousins shot back at a reporter who asked him if he knew where to find Slovenia on Monday.

‘Do you know where Slovenia is?’ the European journalist asked Cousins.

‘No,’ the basketball center responded. ‘Do you know where Alabama is?’

Cousins hails from the Southern state – and it’s not clear how the journalist responded to his question.

As a member of the U.S. basketball team, Cousins is set to play against Slovenia in the quarterfinals on Tuesday for the Basketball World Cup.

Multiple fans have praised Cousins for his cheeky reply on Twitter.

‘swagged on em haha,’ one wrote.

Another user said ‘@boogiecousins you became my favorite bball player with your answer to the Slovenian journalist, good luck in the next game #usa.’

‘Greatest response in interview history #where is Alabama,’ someone else tweeted.

Others wrote ‘well done’ and called the response ‘classic.’

At least one media outlet expressed similar sentiments, with Yahoo! Sports saying ‘Cousins deserves credit for exposing the rank condescension at the root of this question.’

‘The only reason to ask it is to expose the ignorance of the recipient, to indulge in a tired stereotype of the uneducated (and almost always black) American basketball player with no knowledge of the world outside of his immediate experience,’ the sports website said.

Cousins played basketball for both Birmingham and Mobile high schools, Al.com reported.

Though Slovenia’s location on a map may be a mystery to the U.S. basketball team, on the basketball court, the Americans know exactly where to look: on the perimeter.

Goran Dragic and the Slovenians are a small team that thrives on the outside but struggles to defend the interior. The Americans will look to ride their size advantage to a victory on Tuesday.

The teams met in an exhibition game just before the tournament, and the Americans cruised to a 101-71 victory. Anthony Davis scored 18 points and Kenneth Faried added 14 as the U.S. big men dominated their undersized foes.

‘They do not defend in their normal practice a lot of the stuff that we do, so they’re not accustomed to being inside,’ U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski said on Monday. ‘So our guys have to take advantage of that. Not so much posting, but for offensive rebounds.’

Krzyzewski was quick to note that the Slovenians were managing Dragic’s minutes in the exhibition and that they have since improved.

‘But for us, too, we’ve gotten better since then,’ Krzyzewski said.

And Slovenia hasn’t gotten bigger.

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