Report: Kings player texted reporter to apologize for behavior of their ''leader''

Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

The saga of DeMarcus Cousins' beef with the Sacramento media doesn't seem to want to end, though the team issued him a "substantial fine" Tuesday for his treatment of Sacramento Bee reporter Andy Furillo and other media members.

Significant light's been shed on Cousins' run-in with Furillo, but the Kings center's lesser-known feud is with the Cowbell Kingdom website that covers the team.

The widely shared video that depicts Cousins' treatment of the media shows his altercation with Furillo, but also shows him refusing to address a group of reporters until a Cowbell Kingdom writer leaves the room. Later in the video, Cousins jaws at the managing editor of Cowbell Kingdom, Leo Beas.

Beas chronicled a separate run-in with the seven-year pro in a Cowbell Kingdom blog post published Saturday.

"As members of the press drew closer to conduct the normal media scrum, Cousins singled me out and began talking to me in a very unprofessional manner," Beas wrote. "Instead of pulling me aside, as most professional basketball players would, he tried to verbally intimidate our photo editor, Emmanuel Basulto, and me, and then began attacking me on a personal level. Instead of escalating the situation, we exited the locker room."

The incident was so embarrassing for another Kings player that he apparently felt the need to reach out to Beas afterward.

"I even received a text from a Kings player apologizing on the team's behalf for having to witness another tantrum by the 'leader' of the team," Beas wrote.

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Report: Kings player texted reporter to apologize for behavior of their ''leader''
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