Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended two games by the NBA for getting in a heated exchange with San Antonio Spurs broadcaster Sean Elliot after a recent game.
According to Mike Monroe of Spurs Nation, the incident stemmed from Elliot Cousins "talking trash" to Tim Duncan during the fourth quarter. After Duncan responded by blocking Cousins' shot and dropping in a few buckets of his own, Elliot responded by laying into the young Kings star during his broadcast.
"Thatís why some humility is in order. You think youíre dominating Tim Duncan, you get it stuffed right back in your face. Timmy doesnít like to talk trash," Elliot said on the air, via Spurs Nation. "But if guys start talking mess to him, heís going to respond. All that trash talking was premature. Iím not about to let these guys off the hook. Young ballclub should learn from this. Donít start talking and flapping your gums against one of the greatest players ever. Heís going to make you pay. Tell me who got the best of this exchange.Ē
Cousins confronted Elliot following the Spurs' 97-86 win. According to CBS Sports, he learned about Elliot's comments. But it didn't end there. Cousins took his anger into the locker room and fired back at Elliot when talking to reporters.
"I got the utmost respect for Tim Duncan. Me trash talking Tim Duncan is not being disrespectful," Cousins said