We told you about the words exchanged between DeMarcus Cousins and Spurs broadcaster Sean Elliott during (and apparently after) Fridayís game between the Kings and the Spurs.
The short version is that Elliot said some very Elliot things on the broadcast, Cousins heard what he said, and let him know (probably as politely and professionally as possible) that those words werenít appreciated.
The NBA is not exactly on board with its players confronting members of the opposing teamís broadcast crew, so the league is reviewing the incident.
From Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News:
Apparently informed postgame of Elliottís remarks, Cousins appeared on the court in his uniform and confronted Elliott after he and broadcaster Bill Land completed their postgame show.All thatís likely to come of this is a fine or a warning for Cousins, for coming out of the locker room after the game to wait for Elliott in order to confront him. The league isnít going to support that kind of behavior, and canít really choose to ignore it. No matter whatís said by the other teamís broadcast crew, it canít have its players waiting for them after the game to threaten or intimidate.
Just as there will be something said to Cousins about this, there is an equal chance that nothing will be said to Elliott or the Spurs about his comments.
Itís nearly impossible for the league to get involved in regulating the commentary of a broadcaster whoís there to analyze and is clearly being paid to root, root, root for the home team live on the air ó no matter how inflammatory or disrespectful those words might be perceived to be when heard by players on the opposing team.
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