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On Thursday, the Sacramento Kings announced they were suspending DeMarcus Cousins one game for “conduct detrimental to the team.” On Thursday night, in a series of Instagram posts, Cousins took some not-so-subtle jabs at the Kings and coach George Karl.
To fully understand this situation, you have to understand the Sacramento Kings. You see, this is the most dysfunctional franchise in the National Basketball Association, and it’s not even close. Last year they hired George Karl as their coach with 30 games left in the regular season and the first thing he did was try to convince everybody in the organization to dump DeMarcus Cousins, the 25-year-old center currently averaging over 27 points and 11 rebounds per game.
Cousins obviously has some issues—mostly with authority—but he’s way too talented to give up on. And Karl decided to give up on him pretty much immediately.
Fotunately, the Kings did not listen to Karl. However, after Karl went all in on one lousy hand and the team called his bluff, the Kings should have fired him. When you pull a stunt like that and fail, it’s over. But of course the Kings did not fire George Karl. Instead they kept him on for the start of this season. Then they decided to fire him in February, and every sports media outlet in the country reported it. Then they changed their minds and kept Karl anyway.
Why doesn’t DeMarcus Cousins respect authority? Well, who the hell is there to respect in Sacramento?
This week Cousins lashed out at Karl on the bench during a game. Word is he was upset that Karl didn’t defend him enough after the refs gave him a technical. Should players yell at coaches? Absolutely not. But it’s not hard to understand how Cousins might think the Kings are hell-bent on making him the villain.
Hence this series of Instagram posts:
Of course, the chances of that happening are pretty slim. Last summer, after the Karl-Cousins tade fiasco, Cousins went on Twitter and basically called Karl a snake. And that post is still there.
— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) June 23, 2015
Why start deleting now?
Hat Tip – [Bleacher Report]