After receiving his second technical foul call, being ejected and sprinting off the court, Cousins was called back by the officiating crew who decided to reverse the call in the final seconds of the Trail Blazers’ 126-121 loss to the Sacramento Kings. In the video below, you can watch the entire sequence unfold. After scoring over Mason Plumlee and earning the foul call, Cousins approached the Trail Blazers bench while celebrating and appears to spit his mouthpiece at the Blazers players sitting courtside. Once he learns of the foul call, Cousins huff and puffs before running straight to the locler room.
September 30, 2020 | 9:36 pm EDT Update
Albert Nahmad: Do NBA players earn extra $ during the playoffs? Yes, kind of. This season’s Playoff Pool is $23.3M, which is allocated among the 16 playoff teams. Lakers and Heat have already earned $4.8M and $4.4M from it. At stake for Finals winner is another $1.4M (and that trophy thing).
September 30, 2020 | 8:54 pm EDT Update
Rick Bonnell: Silver on NBA free agency: Says salary cap and tax numbers would plummet for next season if they reflected loss in revenue. Says that would cause “havoc.” (Translation: Numbers will be higher than that, but players need to have realistic expectations to reach an agreement).
Chris Mannix: Silver says he believes potential labor issues can be resolved with the union before next season. Describes relationship with the players union as “constructive.” Admits there will be “difficult negotiations” ahead, but expects them to get resolved.
Mark Medina: Adam Silver: “Based on everything I’ve ready, there is no chance there will be a vaccine” by next season. Silver said that he thinks the rapid testing and safety protocols could still allow fans in limited capacity into arenas. But again all fluid
Jared Weiss: Silver says the draft date has been essentially locked in, though there is a small chance something could change if unforeseen events occur. There will be a guidance to come on how to set the cap and tax at some point ahead of the draft.
Mark Medina: Adam Silver on having NBA’s teams having only four Black coaches: “I don’t see a way to operate where the league office is dictating to a team who they should or shouldn’t hire or fire.” Silver added, “having said that, I know we can do better.”
Melissa Rohlin: Adam Silver said he understands that some people look at sports as a respite from politics, but added these were special circumstances and it was the right thing to do to have social justice messages on jerseys.