Found November 11, 2012 on
If you watched the broadcast of Friday night's San Antonio Spurs game vs. the Sacramento Kings, you likely heard former Spur and current Spurs color analyst Sean Elliott's dislike for Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins' trash talking with Tim Duncan.
After getting word of Elliott's criticisms, Cousins voiced his opinion and even called Elliott immature in a postgame interview Jeff Garcia posted on Project Spurs.
What you may not have known was that the Elliott-Cousins issue didn't just happen in the broadcast and during a postgame interview, according to a report from Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News.
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.”
Apparently now, the NBA is investigating the altercation. Elliott, always knows as a class act, did the right thing by walking away from Cousins, who's gotten a rap as being brash, immature and unfocused himself.
This was definitely a questionable move on Cousins' part. The NBA is a very big stage, and criticisms come with the territory, especially from the people who are paid to talk about the game. That's not to say that broadcasters should have no limits when talking about other NBA players, but I don't feel Elliott crossed any lines.
Most players laugh it off when someone like Charles Barkley or other TV personalities and broadcasters say something unfavorable of a player. Cousins has always been a bit unfiltered, and while he has also been complimentary of Duncan in the past, it might be in his best interest to grow thicker skin.
There likely won't be much stemming from this outside of a warning or a fine, especially since i can't remember an incident of this type before.
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In one of the weirder stories we've ever seen related to announcers, Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended two games by the NBA for a confrontation with Spurs analyst and former player Sean Elliott. It all happened after the Spurs beat the Kings 97-86 Friday night. During the 4th Quarter, Cousins apparently dared to talk some trash to Tim Duncan. Elliott saw...
The NBA has suspended Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins for two games without pay for confronting San Antonio announcer Sean Elliott in a hostile manner.
The exchange followed the Spurs' 97-86 victory in Sacramento on Friday night. The volatile Cousins will lose about $70,500 of his $3.9 million salary.
Cousins will sit out games at the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday and...
* This won't be anything special, but just some jotted thoughts in random order I suppose as they come to me. Numero uno: DeMarcus Cousins. This **** has to stop. Immediately. And, will it? Probably is the unfortunate answer. Cousins, if I had my druthers (and I don't naturally), would have gotten 30 games for this ********. This. Needs. To. End.
* Cousins needs to grow...
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