Rookie NBA point guard Dennis Schroder has already shown some flashes of brilliance for the Atlanta Hawks this season, but he has already been faced with his first hurdle. Schroder has been suspended for one game due to an incident involving DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, according to Bleacher Report’s Jared Zwerling.
The incident in question occurred during the fourth quarter of Atlanta’s 105-100 win over Sacramento. Cousins attempted to set a screen for guard Isaiah Thomas, and while Schroder was fighting through it, he appeared to hit or grab Cousins’ groin area, as seen in this video courtesy of Kings minority owner Shaquille O’Neal.
Cousins was understandably upset that no call was made against Schroder, and he made sure his voice was heard after the game, according to James Ham of CowbellKingdom.com.
“I took a cheap shot to my lower area,” Cousins told reporters from his locker after the game. “They (the refs) just blew it off. I guess because it was me. But as soon as something happens on the other end, because it’s me, they run to the camera.”
While Cousins has certainly been a controversial figure known for on-court outbursts since coming into the league a couple years ago, his conspiracy theory may be a bit presumptuous.
The camera certainly captured Schroder in the act, but it…