as informed in NEW YORK — New Orleans Pelicans forward/center DeMarcus Cousins has been fined $50,000 for directing inappropriate language towards fans on separate occasions, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
The incidents occurred during the Pelicans’ 105-97 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, March 5 at Staples Center and at the conclusion of the Pelicans’ 88-83 loss to the Utah Jazz on Monday, March 6 at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
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NBA Fines DeMarcus Cousins For “Inappropriate Language” Directed Toward Fans
In the past week a couple of videos have surfaced that show DeMarcus Cousins calling out heckling fans with such pleasantries as, “suck a dick bitch” and “sit your fat ass down.”
Today, the league has fined the Pelicans’ All-Star $50,000 for that “inappropriate language” directed toward fans.
A couple of days later in Utah, a fan called out Boogie for being soft to which he replied, “sit your fat ass down.”
That won’t stop opposing fans from jawing at him but it will probably put an end to Boogie’s brief run of entertaining comebacks.
The first instance took place at the Staples Center when a Lakers fan seated behind the scorer’s table heckled Cousins on his way to the bench, calling him “fat boy”.
As it stated in (Photo: Chuck Cook, USA TODAY Sports)New Orleans Pelicans All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins has been fined $50,000 by the NBA for “directing inappropriate language towards fans on separate occasions,” the league announced Thursday.
New Orleans Pelicans forward DeMarcus Cousins (0) reacts in the first quarter against the Houston Rockets at the Smoothie King Center.
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The next night, following the game against Utah, Cousins had a profane interaction with one fan captured on video.
Per NBA rules, a player is automatically suspended one game without pay after he reaches 16 technical fouls during the regular season.
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