During Wednesday night's loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, there was a moment during the game in which the Sacramento Kings were huddled in a timeout. All of a sudden, it looked like DeMarcus Cousins was yelling at Kings coach George Karl. It appeared to be getting pretty heated too, and eventually Rajon Rondo stepped between his coach and his teammates. The next day, the Kings announced that Cousins has been suspended for one game for "conduct detrimental to the team."
Cousins will serve his suspension Friday night against Orlando. From the Kings:
The Sacramento Kings have suspended center DeMarcus Cousins for one game for conduct detrimental to the team, according to Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Vlade Divac.
Cousins will serve the suspension in Sacramento’s next contest against the Orlando Magic on Friday.
You can view the Kings' huddle here and it looks like Cousins was extremely upset with the situation or what was said by Karl in the huddle during another loss for the Kings.
This will be the eighth suspension for Cousins in his career for a total of nine games. The NBA has suspended Cousins five of those times for six games. Two games happened for confronting San Antonio Spurs' broadcaster Sean Elliot after a game for comments Elliot made about Cousins in comparison to Tim Duncan during the broadcast. He's been suspended for striking O.J. Mayo in the groin, getting his 16th technical of a season, and elbowing Al Horford in the head.
His suspensions from the Kings have occurred for fighting with a teammate in the locker room back in 2011 and arguing with a coach at halftime during 2012.