NBA Fines DeMarcus Cousins $50000

Ruben Hill
March 11, 2017

New Orleans Pelicans forward DeMarcus Cousins has been fined US$50,000 (S$70,948) for separate altercations with fans, the National Basketball Association (NBA) said on Thursday.

The incidents occurred during the Pelicans' 105-97 victory over the Lakers on March 5 and at the conclusion of the Pelicans' 88-83 loss to the Jazz the following day.

A statement from National Basketball Association executive vice-president Kiki VanDeWeghe said the fine related to incidents on Sunday and Monday where Cousins directed "inappropriate language" at fans.

"Sit your fat down", he said, moments after giving his sweat band away to a presumably kinder fan in the audience.

The NBA suspended Cousins for one game without pay on March 1 against Detroit Pistons after he received his 18th technical foul during the first quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder on February 28th.

Cousins leads the league in technical fouls with 20 on the season, and has been suspended twice as a result. Davis was fouled by Normal Powell as leaped in an effort to corral an alley-oop pass. Davis, who shoots right-handed, made two free throws after the foul, but never emerged from the locker room after halftime in a game that was close most of the way.

Since trading for Cousins, a three-time All-Star, the Pelicans (25-40) have gone 2-8, with one of those wins coming during Cousins' one-game suspension.

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