Yelling at a broadcaster does not merit a two-game suspension.
That was the argument of the NBA players union today as it filed an appeal of Cousins’ two-game suspension for his altercation with Spurs broadcaster Sean Elliott last weekend.
“We are filing an appeal today in support of DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings. Based on the accounts we have heard to date of the incident, we believe that a two-game suspension is excessive and unwarranted.
“We recognize the Commissioner’s desire to discourage confrontations between players and members of the media, but he needs to exercise more subtlety and discretion in ascertaining and examining the specific facts and circumstances before handing down such heavy-handed discipline,” union director Billy Hunter said.
What exactly happened between Cousins and Elliott?