The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced disciplinary action against players from both the Orlando Magic and the Minnesota Timberwolves for brawling during a game.
On the 5th (Korean time), the league secretariat announced the punishment for the incident that occurred with 1 minute and 32 seconds left in the 3rd quarter of the Orlando and Minnesota game held the previous day under the name of senior vice president of basketball operations Joe Dumars.
In the game held at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Minnesota guard Austin Rivers and Orlando center Mo Bamba collided, resulting in a scuffle between the two teams. The fight started when Bamba, who was sitting on the bench, offended Rivers.
The two fighters who caused the fight received the heaviest punishment. Bamba was fined with suspensions for four games and Rivers for three. 안전놀이터
Other players were also penalized. Orlando guard Jaylen Sergs was suspended for one game after grabbing Rivers by the neck and pushing him.
Minnesota forward Jayden McDaniels was fined $20,000 for running into the fight and pushing Bamba on the back.
The NBA Secretariat also pointed out how both Bamba and Rivers showed after the game. After the game, Bamba tried to continue the fight with Rivers in the hallway outside the locker room, and in the process showed the appearance of pushing the bodyguard violently. After the match, the two players posted slanderous articles on social media.