We recently brought you the story of the strange war brewing between Sacramento Kings star DeMarcus Cousins and his local paper, which culminated in the release of a video in which Cousins is seen hurling profanities at a local reporter.
The Kings announced Tuesday that Cousins has been fined. Meanwhile, Cousins released an apology — to everyone but the paper and the reporter he verbally attacked.
Before we go on, here’s the background if you’re just getting up to speed.
Andy Furillo, a columnist for The Sacramento Bee, recently wrote a column about an altercation Cousins and Kings teammate Matt Barnes are alleged to have gotten into at a New York City nightclub. In that column, Furillo mentioned in passing another nightclub altercation — this one from last summer and leading to the arrest of Cousins’ brother Jaleel, who is an NBA minor leaguer. Read more…