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Cousins suspended for 2 games following confrontation

There has been an update on the DeMarcus Cousins story reported earlier on KSR today. According to Sean Cunningham, Sacramento Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended by the NBA for 2 games following his confrontation with Sean Elliot after Friday’s loss to the Spurs. The suspension starts with tonight’s game for the Kings.

Article written by Ally Tucker

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49 Comments for Cousins suspended for 2 games following confrontation



  1. Poop Tooth
    7:09 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    HIRE BOBBY PETRINO



  2. TDDoubleZ
    7:15 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    huh? For what?? This is bullsh*t!



  3. Youfoolsisblind
    7:16 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    DeMarcus needs to grow up and shut his mouth.



  4. iMac
    7:20 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Remind me not to fantasy cousins again next year



  5. REALLY???
    7:21 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Demarcus is old news he gave us 1 yr and I gave him 1 yr, who really cares what he does now has no impact on this yrs team at this point and no impact on the football hire. In a couple more years if we keep talking about NBA players whom played for UK then you can change the site to X-CATS and there stories.



  6. REALLY???
    7:22 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    OH btw, HIRE BOBBY PETRINO!!! Barney



  7. Jus Saying
    7:23 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    I’m sorry but suspended for talking trash and literally TALKING to an announcer? Thats stupid. Players get in less trouble for fighting. This suspension is just because he is Damarcus Cousins.



  8. Dane Brammage
    7:27 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    If u r on this site, u love KENTUCKY Basketball.

    Therefore, you care.

    You DO care about DeMarcus Cousins.

    You DO care about all players coming through this program – previously and in the future.

    There is a link.

    It is important to recruit and follow recruiting; it is also important to to follow the fellas once they’ve moved on to the NBA and NFL.

    It helps with recruiting.

    Get off – Boogie.

    Be yourself – excel.



  9. Linda Taylor
    7:27 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    I think this is just because it is Demarcus. Would Kobe have been suspended?



  10. dustin
    7:29 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    #3, he was just confronting a guy for talking about him which is the same as any real man would do.

    #5, once a Cat always a Cat



  11. Derp
    7:30 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Agree with 7 and 9 if this would had been Kobe the headlines would read “Kobe Shows Pride” or something dumb like that. And people would be more mad at Sean Elliot for being a homer.



  12. Dane Brammage
    7:38 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Kobe’s too focussed offensively poking the Brown Dirt Cowgirl and being exonerated.



  13. TDDoubleZ
    7:39 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Many trolls on here bad-mouthing Cuz. He did nothing but confront a little puss. The man is a beast and will soon be one of the best centers in the league. A little attitude on the court never hurt anyone’s chances of winning.

    Stupid #5…a true UK fan would be supporting our players no matter how long they were here. Why the hell would you say something stupid like Big Cuz having any impact on the football hire? I WILL NOT BE A UK FOOTBALL FAN IF WE HIRE THAT JACKASS! I don’t care if we win the National Championship, he will screw us over like he did Louisville, the Atlanta Falcons, and Arkansas and put shame to the UK name.



  14. Chris
    7:39 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Cousins always has been a thug.



  15. Coach Cal
    7:40 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    #5 you are the worst type of UK fan.

    You care about players so long as they are serving you and being perfect people.

    But when they leave and have a couple of scuffs on the record you are ready to disown them?

    And then we wonder people call say we are just an NBA factory?

    Everyoned loved when Cousins was doing tough guy stuff like this at UK… But now when he is doing it somewhere else and he’s back to being a thug.

    Once a Cat always a Cat in my eyes.

    (Except Michael Porter he deserve everything he gets in addition to fire and brimstone)



  16. iMac
    7:42 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Are you guys serious … Cousins was a cat therefore he will always be a cat… and all the fans I know keep up with the NBA Cats… Shut up about football…y’all kill me sometime



  17. Dane Brammage
    7:42 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    @14, it is uncool to call some one WRONG.

    So I’ll refrain.

    What compels you to so incorrecly opine?

    U must be a uavel fan.



  18. spookykim
    7:50 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Stupid Sean Elliot needs to be suspended for a few games too, oh, but wait…the media gets all the “freedom of speech” that THEY want to, but the players just have to take it & keep their mouths shut! Ridiculous! FREE BOOGIE!



  19. bgblue
    7:56 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    If you can’t be a true BBN fan, please refrain from making a comment. Once you are a cat you are always a cat. If you expect cats who go through 4 years and graduate after high school, there won’t be very many in BB program. Even though those boys were here only for a year, they care BBN. Boogie donated his jersey for the fund raise for Hurricane Sandy. If you can’t embrace all the boys come through our program no matter how long they were here, please DO NOT CALL YOUR SELF YOU BLEED BLUE. Again, Once you are a CAT, you are always a CAT.



  20. mashburnfan1
    8:02 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    I am a fan but he was lazy alot when he was here and acts like a jerk often. Could have been so much more than he has accomplished. Good thing is he still has time to turn things around but it seems unlikely to happen.



  21. Ukalum02
    8:06 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Here’s the thing. When we as a fan base continue to blindly take cousin’s side every time he gets in trouble, it reveals such an extreme bias. So now our other more important arguments (rallying behind cal) have less impact. Please stop running to defend cousins every time he runs his mouth. We just look like a biased fan base



  22. What
    8:09 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    @20 Uh he accomplished quite a damn bit. He was the most dominating rebounder in the SEC since Shaq demanded double teams every time he touched the ball. He has carried the Kings since he got there. If not for him they would lose every single game. He has basically 1 good player on his team



  23. What
    8:10 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    @21 Every fan base is biased, SO WHAT?



  24. Truth
    8:12 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Sean Elliot was one of the nice guys in the NBA. He has built up more good will the Cuz. Cousins needs someone like Dwight Howard to elbow him right in the mouth.



  25. YouKnowI'mRight
    8:14 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    If he played for uofl, most people out in the state would call cousins something that rhymes with jigaboo.



  26. ukwiilcats
    8:16 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    #21 Any family, or group has an inherit hippocritical bias.



  27. Ukalum02
    8:26 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Every dan base has bias, eh? When I was buying my house, I found a bunch if things wrong prior to closing. When I confronted the builder he said ” it’s like that in every house in your neighborhood”. Just because everyone else does it wrong, doesn’t mean we have to as well. We should call a spade a spade. Cousins is the problem… not the announcer. But I agree we should still support cousins. Just call him out when he’s being an idiot…again



  28. Carl
    8:28 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Another example of the Stern administration screwing the players . Commentators like Eliot make their living off the players. They can say whatever they fill like to sway public opinion and not be held accountable. Cousins was standing up for himself and got thrown under the bus. I’m boycotting all NBA news for two days. #Freedemarcuscousins.



  29. Fact Check
    8:33 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Love Cuz….but ask yourself this….
    1) What could he have possibly gained by going out to confront this broadcaster? If the broadcaster had said, “You’re right…I was wrong.” what did Cousins gain?
    2) How would it look if the NBA allowed its players (almost exclusively huge men) to go around attempting to intimidate the people that covered the league? The league (and the players union) do NOT want to drive away media that are covering the game.

    Again…Love Cuz….but being a 19-year old with a short fuse is one thing. Being a 22-year old with a short fuse is another. Gotta grow up sometime.



  30. Carl
    8:33 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Would Eliot have been such a prick if he hadn’t been a teammate of Duncan’s??



  31. Big Blue Daddy
    8:49 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Loved me some Boogie at times but embarrassed by him at other times during his one year… Stop being a punk Demarcus and grow up like Eric has and understand the incredible blessing your God given abilities have provided… You have the capacity for great good… When you finally grow up, the sky will be your limit



  32. BluesClues
    9:18 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    NBA is a joke anyway. So much money so little control.



  33. how about
    9:24 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    How were DeMarcus and Duncan treating the style of play during the entire game? Duncan comment anything after the game? DeMarcus sees the guy in the stadium, on the floor, in plain sight and that is it?
    Waving arms? Making threats? Sounds like fancy farm picnicks. No pushing, grabbing, space violation? Sanantonio guy feel in danger? Demarcus is up front guy, negative or positive. This seems, from this report, something most guys do when talking sports. Thanks DeMarcus for not waiting until being in the safety of your own locker room giving reporters the shot of miss qoutes and embellishments to get the strait stuff.



  34. Carl
    9:30 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    #FreeBoogie, #FreeDemarcusCousins



  35. UK Freshmen
    9:43 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Told you…even if you took down my prior post. Chickens*it.



  36. Duke Sucks
    9:44 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Big Cuz embrassed UK more then any one year player we’ve had. The kid really liked it here.



  37. Travis
    9:45 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Absolutely Love Boogie!!! No questions…..



  38. J A Brooks
    9:51 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    36) Embraced?

    Cousins has a temper. That’s it. He’s human. Yet he gets suspended 2 games for calling a guy out for bashing him on the air over and over.



  39. scott davis
    9:56 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    #bbn loves you boogie



  40. JR
    10:58 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    I likke both Cousins and Tim Duncan. Duncan is a class act and deserves to be called one of the best at his position. Announcer just trying to rile him up, and it worked. Probably hooked him into it.



  41. Nate n bham
    1:34 am November 12, 2012 Permalink

    The radio guy should be suspended as well, this is bull crap #FreeBoogie



  42. Jughead
    9:29 am November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Boogie takes a dump.



  43. Call a punk a punk
    10:59 am November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Yeah, you guys are biased for sure. Tell the truth..if a UofL player threw a forearm into the throat of a UK player like Cousins did, then UK fans call him a thug and a punk. Instead, UK fans call him “physical and tough”. All the stupid rationalizations posted above for Cousins behavior don’t even consider the facts. Sean Elliott pretty much said Cousins shouldn’t be talking trash on a Hall of Famer. Why did he say that? Because he knew Duncan wouldn’t say a word back, but would kick Cousins’ ass on the floor. Which is exactly what happened. Cousins still has time to mature. Grow up. Put your head down and play ball and quit acting like a 5 year old kid.



  44. Ndo
    12:19 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Is sean elliot the moral police or a cornball announcer…cuz does do childish things but a 2 game suspension is a bit excessive



  45. NBA league pass
    12:26 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    I think Cousins needed one more year of college. Not because of his skills (he did dominate when he was here, no question) but because of stuff like this. I think Cal helped him grow up a lot while he was here, but he has regressed in the NBA now.

    I also have a bad feeling that he’s going to be Antoine Walker #2 with his money some day, hope I’m wrong.



  46. Carl
    1:43 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Yeah #45 you’re so right. He already blew a bunch to charter a plane and fly reliev supplies to his home state after the Tornadoes last year. What a waste :\.

    #FreeBoogie!!



  47. how about
    1:55 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    43#
    Does Tim Duncan pay the Elliot guy to talk for him?
    Is Demarcus the first non hall of fame player to talk trash to Duncan?
    Did you see the UK/Wake Forest NCCA tournament game when we put three guys on Duncan just like every other team that played them did? Duncan is a man in a business that includes tactics that are not pretty. I personally don’t like it but the teams and players seem to. Go try to moralize with something else.
    Oh yeah, bringing up some poor U of L player being victimized, well it is easy to not mention the hacking, back slapping, pushing in U of Ls games. Especially in that all finesse league of big baby east. Where were you when the saints of Crawford gym tried to push J Wall into the crowd after a fast break they couldnt stop. Or Chaney b kneeling t Jones whole Jones was on the floor then turning to Jones with a mock jacking off motion that got Chane the tech. Foul. Don’t pretend to be without sin. Espicially ENVY



  48. its me #43
    2:39 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    47 First off, why so much about Duncan? I haven’t seen the first comment from him about this incident. He did what I’d like to see Cousins do: He heard a guy talk trash to him, and then went about his business and kicked butt the rest of the game. Shut up and play. Second, yeah I was at that UK v. UofL game. If UofL was too physical, that’s the fault of the refs for not controlling the game. Another example of immaturity is when you can’t handle physicality IN THE CONFINES of the game and you blow up and throw a forearm or whatever. Its called taking the bait. Where was I when J. Wall was pushed? I dunno, don’t recall it. So Chane got a T for a crude motion? Good, he deserved it. I’m a UK fan, season ticketholder. I like Cousins, but he has been in the NBA for what, 3 years now? Its time for him to quit doing crap that a spoiled punk athlete does and start showing some class and leadership instead, that’s all. LOL, am I without sin? Uh no. But I’ve never done anything close to this stupid crap and can’t condone it. What, are you a t-ball parent that assaults the opposing coach when your kid loses? sounds like it.



  49. how about
    7:01 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    43#Duncan is the only relevant part of the equasion. His assessment of DeMarcus ‘ action compared to all the others would place the level of punk or not. Not yours, mine or the announcer. What is punk about asking the guy what he said? Are his oplnions made on a Tv or radio forum beyond reproach? A player has no right to question said in the public domain?
    Where in the world would a comparison. Of a t ball parent assaulting an opposing Coach come anyway near to applying to the assumptive response of throwing an elbow? Or style of play in a particular game exampled by Behanen pushing Jones from. Behind and then the gesture. You analytical grasp and response are poor and off topic.