Sunday, February 13, 2011

DeMarcus Cousins Removed from Team Plane, Suspended


Former Kentucky big man DeMarcus Cousins was taken off the Sacramento Kings team plane and suspended following an alleged locker room altercation with a teammate last night.

Here is an excerpt on what occurred from FanHouse.com:

Kings rookie forward DeMarcus Cousins was removed from team plane bound for Phoenix after an altercation with teammate Donte Greene, according to two sources close to the organization.

The incident, which was first reported by FanHouse, immediately followed a loss to Oklahoma City on Saturday night. Cousins, who had overcome early-season struggles of the performance and personality variety recently, is expected to be suspended for at least one game. Kings basketball president Geoff Petrie did not immediately return a call for comment.

According to the sources, Cousins (whose postgame interview can be seen here) was furious at the last play in which Tyreke Evans missed a three-pointer in the final seconds of regulation that would have won the game. Cousins, who had been calling for the ball in the post in the final possession, watched angrily as Greene inbounded the ball to Evans for the final shot.

Complete Article

Here is Cousins' postgame interview:




My Thoughts: I don't think there are enough details in the initial story to paint Cousins as the bad guy. Cousins is a warrior who wants to win and while he wears his emotions on his a sleeve regularly, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

When do you not give Cousins the benefit of the doubt?

Anonymous said...

Cousins=Immature Embecile!

Anonymous said...

How many "Benefits"...lol, does he get? There are plenty of guys his age in the NBA that don't act immature or always arguing with his coaches and teamates! I bet the kings wish they didn't draft him now, to much of a distraction!! Benefit of the doubt...LMAO!

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