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Jimmy Butler and four other players suspended after NBA brawl

This past Sunday, the 25th, the NBA announces punishment for players who participated in a widespread fight that took place during the match between Heat and Pelicans

This past Sunday, the 25th, the NBA announced the suspension of five players involved in the widespread brawl that engulfed the match between Miami Heat It is New Orleans Pelicanslast Friday, 23. The announcement was confirmed by the journalist Shams Charaniafrom “The Athletic”.

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Among those suspended are Jimmy Butler, Thomas Bryant It is Nikola Jovic on the side of the Miami Heat. As for the New Orleans Pelicans, they are Naji Marshall It is Jose Alvarado. The punishment for Butler and Marshall is only one game, and the two were the protagonists of the fight, with the Pelicans winger's hand on the Heat player's neck.

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Alvarado and Bryant also suffered punishments for having come to blows on the bench, continuing the friction started by the other two previously. Both received three-game suspensions. Finally, Jovic, who was on the bench and left the designated area to increase the fight and not break it up, was also hit with a hook.

What draws attention is that the move that led to the fight did not involve any of the five players. In this ocasion, Zion Williamson stole a ball from Butler and went on the attack, suffering a foul committed by Kevin Love. Neither of them got into a fight. In fact, the veteran immediately apologized to the young player. According to the journalist Andrew Lopezfrom “ESPN”, players will also lose the amount of their salary corresponding to the number of games they will spend off the court.


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Jimmy Butler and four other players suspended after NBA brawl

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