National Basketball Association fines DeMarcus Cousins $50K for language toward fans

Ruben Hill
March 11, 2017

The Pelicans are just 2-6 since trading for Cousins at the deadline, and one of those wins came while Cousins was sidelined with one of his suspensions.

New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins was levied a $50,000 fine by the National Basketball Association on Thursday for directing inappropriate language toward fans on separate occasions, the league announced.

The Pelicans' emotional big man told a Los Angeles Lakers fan on Sunday to go "suck a d*ck".

DeMarcus Cousins lost his cool twice this week and now it will cost him $50,000. In December, the Sacramento Kings, his former team, fined Cousins for his behavior toward reporters. For every two additional technical fouls received during that regular season, the player or coach will be automatically suspended for an additional game.

Cousins got his 18 technical foul of the season 32 seconds into New Orleans' game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on February 27 and was suspended for the March 1 game against the Detroit Pistons, which the Pelicans won.

JONAS Valanciunas had 25 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 94-87 victory on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) over the slumping New Orleans Pelicans who played without All-Star forward Anthony Davis in the second half.

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