DeJuan Blair Suspended for Kicking Tiago Splitter in the Head

by April 30, 2014

You just can’t kick people in the noggin, DeJuan Blair. The NBA has banned Blair from Game 5 of the Dallas Mavericks-San Antonio Spurs first round Playoff series. From the press release:

Dallas Mavericks’ forward-center DeJuan Blair has been suspended one game without pay for kicking center Tiago Splitter of the San Antonio Spurs in the head, it was announced (Tuesday) by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations.

The incident, in which Blair was ejected, occurred with 3:08 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Mavericks’ 93-89 loss to the visiting San Antonio Spurs last night at American Airlines Center. Blair will serve his suspension (Wednesday) when the Mavericks host the Spurs.