From Comcast SportsNetNEW YORK (AP) -- 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 at home against Portland on Tuesday.Elliott was a longtime Spurs player who is the team's primary TV analyst.
Draymond Green isn’t exactly known as being the most respectful competitor, so perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he spent the early minutes of last night’s game against the Clippers telling Paul Pierce he isn’t a legend.
Pierce, who will retire at the end of the season, was not in the game at the time, but Green called to him from the court, telling him nobody would give him a farewell tour.
“Chasing that farewell tour. They don’t love you like that,” Green said. “You can’t get that farewell tour. They don’t love you like that.”
Green then said something else that was tough to hear through the broadcast before adding, “You thought you was Kobe?”
Draymond to Paul Pierce: “They don't love you like that, you thought you was Kobe?” pic.twitter.com/TqOe6AJSZE— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) February 24, 2017
After the game, Pierce responded on Twitter, going to the easiest and most obvious insult available. As Chris Rock once said, “If I’m driving, and someone crashes into me with one leg, I’m gonna talk about the leg.”
73 wins and u thought u was gonna win a title that yr 😂😂😂3-1 lead oops— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) February 24, 2017
Danny Ainge talks with Toucher and Rich about being patient and where the future of the Celtics stands after not making a big trade before yesterday's deadline.