NBA suspends Hawks guard for punch to DeMarcus Cousins’ groin (Video)

Sep 30, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks point guard Dennis Schroeder (17) speaks to the media during media day at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Maybe there is a bit of justice out there for Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins.

Well, probably not.

On Tuesday night as the Hawks and Kings were squaring off at the Mattress, rookie guard Dennis Schroeder decided to get a bit too personal with center DeMarcus Cousins as he gave the former Kentucky big man quite the ‘love tap’ in the groin region.

There was no foul called on the play (shocked – aren’t you?) though the NBA did decide to suspend Schroeder for one game after the video was brought to light by none other than Cousins’ mentor, Shaquille O’Neal.

Of course, it’s possible the team would have sent the video to the league for review, but I’m sure they were made quite aware of the turkey tap once O’Neal posted the video on his Instagram account which then went viral.

Cousins himself isn’t completely innocent in blows to the unmentionables, as he too has been on the delivering end of such a shot, but regardless – it’s a silly move, no matter who does it.

Topics: Atlanta Hawks, DeMarcus Cousins, Dennis Schroeder, Sacramento Kings

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