DeMarcus Cousins Suspended Indefinitely by Sacramento Kings

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Another game, another incident for former Kentucky Wildcat DeMarcus Cousins.

Cousins had a run in with his coach last night during the Kings game with the Los Angeles Clippers and did not return from the locker room after halftime.

Keith Smart elaborated on the incident after the game.

Following a verbal altercation with his head coach at the end of the first quarter, Cousins was benched in the second half for what Smart deemed “conduct detrimental to the team”.

“We’re trying to set a standard for all of our players,” Smart told a group of hungry reporters following the loss to the Clippers. ”And all of our guys that are here (know that). And when guys don’t fall in line to that, we’ve got to move on, we’ve got to move forward.”

The Sacramento Kings have taken action today and Cousins will not be playing for a lot longer than just the second half last night:

I am sure most Kentucky fans would love to see DeMarcus Cousins succeed, but until he straightens out his attitude and do the right things to succeed, it makes one wonder if he ever will.

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Scott Anderson
I love covering the Kentucky Wildcats and even though I can't cheer on the outside when I go to games now, I am definitely cheering on the inside. You can follow me at @SAndersonNOB on twitter.

    DeMarcus is good but continues to shoot himself in the foot by not growing up, becoming a professional. No matter what career path you take, your going to be required to take orders from some one and if you don’t do that, you’re going got get fired. He’ll be traded before the end of the year but to which team I would have no idea.

  • Jess Willam Insko

    HE HAS HATED BEING THERE SINCE HE GOT THERE, HE GOING TO FIND A WAY OUT SOONER OR LATER, DONT BLAME HIM..He is a funny great guy that will give a team all if they want to give the team all..Hopefully he will get on a team that will give him the heart so he can give his

    • Frank Chapa III

      people every day go to jobs they don’t like but still work it everyday of their lives. he should have went about it in a more professional respectful manner rather than being a child and throwing obnoxious fits like my 4 yr does. I’m a huge fan of UK, but I knew even when he played for them he was gonna have problems being he had the same immature attitude he displays now. like when we played miss st (I think it was them I know it was a sec game) andsome fans got his cell number and kept calling him so in the middle of the game after a dunk he makes a gesture to the fans with his hands like he was sayin call me. no reason to lower yourself to that level. same thing at Sac he should have stuck it out and continue to get better than maybe another team would love to have him. let’s see where he goes now…….

    • girlycat

      are you serious? Who cares if he hates being there. He signed a contract. He’s paid A LOT of money to adhere to that contract. He is on a team whose owners have hired a coach to lead the team. In the grown up world, that means you show respect to that leader or make a decision, professionally, whether or not you want to follow the lead. He’s not 19 in Mobile anymore. It’s time to grow up.

  • Steve Wells

    He is such a hot head He does need to grow up! After all he is a millionaire!

  • Scott Whalin

    Tired of losing and being coached by an ex hoosier, be enough to drive me crazy too!

  • Shaun Mosley

    Demarcus is becoming the NBA equivalent of Randy Moss, and Terrell Owens. Although Cousins is supremely talented, he is ruining his image and legacy with his-woe is me-attitude. Winning consistently at the Professional level requires the discipline to sacrifice selfish desires in favor of creating an atmosphere that is conducive to the betterment of the team.

  • Jon Bodine

    DeMarcus needs to man up, but Sacramento’s administration is a joke. Awful coach all the way up to awful ownership. I’d be miserable as well if I had to work for a bunch of entitled cheese balls like the Maloofs.