If you bet the under on “will DeMarcus Cousins get fined by the league within the first week of the regular season,” got to the window and collect your winnings.
Saturday night beat Minnesota in a close game at home, but not before Cousins fouled out on a charge/block call with :37 seconds left in a three-point game. He was livid with the call, walked about a dozen rows up into the stands, and threw his mouthpiece to the ground in frustration.
For that, Cousins was fined $25,000, the league announced Monday.
That’s the going rate for a thrown mouthpiece (it’s what Stephen Curry got in the NBA Finals).
Cousins also was assessed a technical foul for the incident, giving him two techs on the season. In the first week of games.
All that said, the Kings are 2-1 and Cousins and new coach Dave Joerger are getting along well. Plus the new building in Sacramento is great, so all is right with the world for all DeMarcus cares.