Report: Kings fine DeMarcus Cousins $50,000
How much is “substantial”?
I’d call that substantial. That’s twice as much as the NBA has fined anyone this season.
If the league doesn’t add punishment, everyone can move on. Cousins’ already poor reputation takes a hit, and his $16,957,900 salary is shrunk a bit. But there needn’t be any lasting effects.
As long as Cousins stops this self-destructive attitude with the media.