Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins apologized to Sean Elliott for last year’s confrontation that earned him a two-game suspension.
Via the Sacramento Bee’s Jason Jones:
DeMarcus Cousins apologized to Sean Elliott over their run-in last season that led to Cousins being suspended 2 games for confronting him.
— Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) March 22, 2014
If you recall, Cousins was jawing with Tim Duncan during a typical November game last year. Elliott, a color commentator for Fox Sports Southwest, took notice and blasted Cousins on air for trying to get into Duncan’s head. (For the record, Cousins’ “trash talking” didn’t work. At all. Duncan finished with 23 points, 12 rebounds, five blocks, four assists and three steals in the Spurs’ 97-86 victory.)
Cousins confronted Elliott following the game, presumably unhappy with the comments he made during the game. He called Elliott’s comments “immature” postgame (via ESPN TrueHoop’s Cowbell Kingdom).
“Some people want to say people are immature and go on TV and make comments,” Cousins said. “Trash talking is part of the game. I have the utmost respect for Tim Duncan. Me trashing talking Tim Duncan is not disrespectful. He’s the greatest power forward to play this game. But for him (Elliott) to go on TV and say the comments that he did that’s immature.”
The moral of this story?
DO NOT TRASH TALK TIM DUNCAN. IT DOES NOT WORK. THERE IS NO POINT. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE.
Metta World Peace, the artist formerly known as Ron Artest, put it perfectly in the following quote.
I love this quote. pic.twitter.com/kIocvLx9LP
— Quixem Ramirez (@quixem) March 11, 2014
(Hat-tip CBS Sports)