DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended for two-games by the NBA for confronting San Antonio Spurs announcer Sean Elliott following some comments the television analyst made regarding Cousins behavior during the game. Elliott was critical of Cousins when he appeared to talk trash to the Spurs bench after drawing a foul on Tim Duncan, the Spurs forward later blocked one of Cousins’ shots and made a number of plays that helped San Antonio get the win.
“That’s why some humility is in order. You think you’re dominating Tim Duncan, you get it stuffed right back in your face. Timmy doesn’t like to talk trash. But if guys start talking mess to him, he’s going to respond. All that trash talking was premature. I’m not about to let these guys off the hook. Young ballclubs…should learn from this. Don’t start talking and flapping your gums against one of the greatest players ever. He’s going to make you pay. Tell me who got the best of this exchange,” Ellliott said.
The comments were relayed back to Cousins who came back out onto the court to confront Elliott after the game had ended.
Cousins missed last night’s loss to the Lakers, and will also miss tomorrow’s clash with Portland as part of the suspension. He will likely lose about $70,000 in salary, but he has not been fined by the NBA. for his actions.