The Sacramento Kings have suspended their star center, DeMarcus Cousins.
In a short, two sentence statement from the team, the organization said the reason behind the suspension was “conduct detrimental to the team.”
In a media availability later in the day, General Manager Vlade Divac said Cousins “went a little far” on the bench during Wednesday night’s game and needed Head Coach George Karl and Assistant Coach Corliss Williamson to calm him down.
Divac added that he didn’t like suspending Cousins, but felt he needed to send the team a message.
Cousins was supposed to make an appearance with Mayor Kevin Johnson after making a donation to St. Hope Public Schools. That appearance has since been canceled, according to the mayor’s office.
Cousins will sit out the Kings’ next game, Friday, against the Orlando Magic.