Basketball Wiretap

Mo Bamba Suspended 4 Games, Austin Rivers Suspended 3 Games For Altercation

Feb 4, 2023 11:42 PM

The NBA suspended Mo Bamba four games and Austin Rivers three games for their on-court altercation on Friday.

Jalen Suggs was also suspended one game for escalating the incident.

Jaden McDaniels was also fined $20,000 for getting involved in the altercation.

Taurean Prince, who was also ejected, did not receive any further punishment. 


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Austin Rivers, Mo Bamba, Three Others Ejected After Fight

Feb 4, 2023 8:44 AM

Austin Rivers and Mo Bamba were among five players ejected following a fight where both players threw punches.

Jaden McDaniels, Taurean Prince and Jalen Suggs were also ejected.

Bamba appeared to be talking trash to Rivers on multiple trips down the floor.

"This isn't like a cool moment for me," Rivers said after the game. "I feel embarrassed. I'm the oldest on the team. I consider myself the leader of the team, or one of the leaders of the team. It was a weird game, and I don't think that helped at all. If anything right now, I'm just [ticked off] that we lost, and that I had [something] to do with that. It doesn't make me feel good."

"You obviously want to have your teammate's back and at the same time, you've got to be a professional," said Moritz Wagner.

Rivers approached Bamba about his comments.

"I'm not going to snitch on the dude or whatever, but I just didn't like the way he was talking to me," said Rivers. "For no reason, too. I don't even know that dude. I don't know anything about him. Obviously, I just know he's a player for the Magic. And he proceeded to talk, so that next possession, when I went down there, I just said, pretty much, 'Just keep it respectful, bro.'"

Markelle Fultz, when asked what Bamba said to Rivers, told reporters it was "normal trash, nothing disrespectful or crazy."


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Dillon Brooks Suspended 1 Game, Donovan Mitchell Fined $20K For Altercation

Feb 3, 2023 11:21 PM

Dillon Brooks was suspended for one game and Donovan Mitchell was fined $20,000 for their altercation on Thursday during the Cleveland Cavaliers' 128-113 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

Brooks and Mitchell were both ejected from the game during the third quarter after Brooks hit Mitchell in the groin. Brooks was assessed a Flagrant 2 foul, with Mitchell thrown out for escalating the incident.

“That’s just who he is,” said Mitchell on Brooks after the game. 


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NBA Suspends Jalen Green, Jae'Sean Tate For One Game; Fines Three Others

Jan 15, 2023 11:45 AM

The NBA announced punishments from the Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings on-court altercation on Friday night in Sacramento.

In the fourth quarter of the Kings victory, Garrison Mathews of the Rockets and Malik Monk of the Kings got tangled up while pursuing a loose ball. As things escalated, Mathews, Monk and Tari Eason of the Rockets were ejected from the game.

Jalen Green and Jae'Sean Tate of the Rockets left the bench area during the altercation. They have both been suspended for one game for those actions.

Matthews was fined $35,000 for initiating the altercation and taunting Monk. Monk was fined $25,000 for continuing the altercation and taunting Mathews. Eason was fined $30,000 for escalating the altercation and making inadvertent contact with a game official.

Green and Tate will both serve their suspensions during Sunday's game at the LA Clippers.

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