NBA looking into Elliott incident with Cousins-Update-suspended!
NBA looking into Elliott incident with Cousins
Posted on November 10, 2012 at 11:35 pm by Mike Monroe in Sacramento Kings, Sean Elliott
PORTLAND, Ore. — The NBA is looking into a postgame confrontation between Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins and broadcaster Sean Elliott that took place on the Sleep Train Arena court after the Spurs’ 97-86 victory in Sacramento on Friday.
Elliott, the former Spurs star who serves as analyst on the locally produced telecasts of Spurs games, criticized Cousins for “talking trash” about Spurs captain Tim Duncan during the fourth quarter.
After overpowering Duncan for two baskets and drawing a shooting foul on the Spurs star with about five minutes left, Cousins bellowed to his teammates on the Kings’ bench after drawing a shooting foul on the future Hall of Famer.
Elliott paraphrased Cousins as saying, “I’m going to bust his (expletive).”
Elliott responded after Duncan blocked a Cousins shot at the rim and scored three baskets.
“That’s why some humility is in order,” Elliott said on the air. “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 ballclub 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.”
Apparently informed postgame of Elliott’s remarks, Cousins appeared on the court in his uniform and confronted Elliott after he and broadcaster Bill Land completed their postgame show.
“I was wondering why Cousins was out there in his uniform waiting for them to finish his postgame show,” said Bill Schoening, who does the play-by-play call on radio broadcasts of Spurs games. “Then I saw them in an animated conversation out on the court.
“I observed Sean walk away from Cousins and Cousins continue to talk to Sean as he left the scene, but I couldn’t hear what was being said.”
An NBA spokesperson said the league is aware of, and reviewing, the incident.
Elliott declined to comment, saying he would let the league investigate and respond as it saw fit.
Cousins was critical of Elliott’s on-air commentary, telling the Sacramento Bee newspaper the Spurs broadcaster was “immature.”
Spurs-Lakers chosen: Tuesday’s Spurs-Lakers game at Staples Center will be televised by NBA TV after being selected for viewing by fans. The game will still be televised locally on Fox Sports Net Southwest.
I got to start looking at the sticky posts before sending. Nicely played, Mom.
Elliott punk'd Cousins
One more reason why I'd love to have Cousins on the Spurs. He has all the talent in the world, but no role model or on-court mentor to guide him. If he were teammates with TD, he'd learn make the most of his skills and would stop looking like such a jerk.
I was hoping he would have interrupted the interview... I rewound the tape but nothing... :lol
Kings DeMarcus Cousins suspended two games for confronting Spurs announcer Sean Elliot .
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NBA announces DeMarcus Cousins suspended two games for confronting Spurs announcer Sean Elliott "in a hostile manner" after Friday's game
Wow Hats off to our Mighty Broadcaster Mr. Long Live Sean Elliott aka th Ninja!!!!!
Sean maybe sayin: "I got your back Timmmmmmaaaayy!!!"
Timmy says "Gee Thanks Sean"
Unfortunately that suspension helps the Lakers.
Kings' big men DeMarcus Cousins and Thomas Robinson will miss tonight's game, serving suspensions for separate incidents.
Cousins was suspended by the league for confronting San Antonio Spurs announcer Sean Elliot in a hostile manner following Sacramento's 97-86 loss to San Antonio on Friday. Robinson is serving the second game of a two-game suspension for throwing an elbow to the neck of Detroit Pistons' Jonas Jerebko on Nov. 7.
In Friday's game Cousins showed that he really is a mental midget. And he's a punk to boot.
The real kicker was ... After childishly leaving the locker room to confront a broadcaster..... Cousins suggested that Sean was immature.
When God was handing out talent, Cousins took a double helping, alas he forgot to ask for brains to go with it.
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