Friday, April 1st, 2011 at 9:15 am  |  15 responses

John Wall Suspended; Big Z and Juwan Howard Fined

For their roles during a mini-fracas this week, members of the Heat and Wizards received obligatory slaps on the wrist from the NBA: “Stu Jackson, the NBA’s executive vice president of basketball operations, issued sanctions Thursday against Heat forward Juwan Howard, Heat center Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Wizards guard John Wall. Wall, who was ejected from Wednesday’s game, received the stiffest sanction, losing a game check with a one-game suspension for his Flagrant Foul Penalty Two, which, according to the NBA, ‘included throwing a closed-fist and forearm into the midsection of Ilgauskas.’ The NBA said Howard was fined $35,000, ‘for escalating the altercation.’ Ilgauskas, who received a Flagrant Foul Penalty Two for an elbow to the face of Wall, was fined $25,000, according to the NBA, ‘for making an obscene gesture following his ejection.’”

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  • FBenn

    Big Z is the gentle giant of the league.

  • James

    this is dumb, how are they gonna suspend Wall?! maybe if the refs woulda called a damn foul while Zydrunas was throwin bows like Ludacris then that whole scuffle wouldnt have happened. Im tired of seeing dudes getting punished for defending themselves against dirty plays because NBA refs are too blind to notice anythin thats not right in front of them

  • rik

    McGee looked like a jerk in that scene….

  • rikson

    McGee looked like a jerk…

  • http://www.pablasso.com pablasso

    Dirty play? Z barely touched Wall, he just overreacted.

    Wall was lucky that Z didn’t stomp on him after that punch.

  • tRay

    I guess Wall had a short man complex moment cuz that was hilarious lol he straight outwardly punched him LOL

  • http://slamonline.com zoom

    Big Z definitely knew what he was doing. That was just another example of the refs biased towards vets and superstars. It’s unfair that Wall gets the suspension. For that he should have kneed Big Z in the ‘nads.

  • James

    @PABLASSO barely touched? haha oookay sure bro

  • http://www.twofistedpress.com Pve84

    I don’t know what ya’ll saw, but Wall was playing agressive defense on someone a full foot taller than him. Of course when Z raises the ball above his head his elbows are going to be in Wall’s face. Nothing dirty about it.

  • http://www.englishman.com Englishman

    I agree, nothing wrong with what Z did. John wall is a punk…..Z didnt even catch him with an elbow! Wall was luck it wasnt a Mutombo or a Karl Malone…he wouldnt have been conscious to throw a weak punch and act the fool! fair play to Z….should have put wall’s ass on the deck!

  • http://slamonline.com Acclaimed

    Pve84 is right. That elbow barely touched Wall’s face anyways.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ everything

    good thing he got suspended. im playing against him in my fantasy league. please suspend dwight as well lol hes killing me and its for the championship!

  • http://slamonline.com JJAkroyd

    Wall was throwing face at Big Z’s elbows, it was blatant as!

  • Red

    You guys must be a new type of blind if you didn’t catch Z pushing his elbow in deeper after he turned. Shut up, Wall did what he should’ve done.

  • Towelie

    hahah Short man complex