TMZ reported earlier that DeMarcus Cousins and fellow Team USA basketball players Deandre Jordan and Demar Derozan were seen at the "high-end brothel" Termas Monte Carlo on Wednesday night.
First off, this story is not a big deal. It was undoubtedly a bonehead move, but in Boogie and the rest of the "De"s defense, they thought they were walking into a spa. And it's quite possible that the guys were really looking for a good massage after practice, or something along those lines.
Here's what Carmelo Anthony, the team captain, had to say:
"What's done is done. We have time off and guys did what they did. We accept those responsibilities and move on."
Anthony was responding to the TMZ report, which had this to say of the incident:
"When you call the place, they'll tell you it's a spa that plays music ... and it's just for male customers. Oh, and they have a full bar.
A source close to the team tells us the players got the standard line, so they assumed it was kosher. The source said, "They realized it wasn't the right place for them and immediately left."
As for what happened inside, the players were only seen hanging at the bar. Multiple sources tell us they bought booze ... nothing more.
Someone should've hit the translate button on Yelp."
Funny stuff, but really not that big of a deal. I'm sure this all pales in comparison to Charles Barkley at the '92 Barcelona games with the Dream Team.