Hassan Whiteside Suspended One Game for Cheapshot on Kelly Olynyk

by March 10, 2015

The NBA reacted swiftly to Hassan Whiteside antics Monday night, suspending the young center for a game after he elbowed Kelly Olynyk.

Whiteside told reporters Tuesday in Miami that he feels remorse for what he did, and apologized to the Boston Celtics center.

Whiteside will serve his suspension Wednesday night.

From the press release:

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside has been suspended one game without pay for elbowing Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk in the back of the neck, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations.


The incident occurred with 2:45 remaining in the third quarter of Boston’s 100-90 win over Miami on Monday, March 9, at AmericanAirlines Arena.


Whiteside will serve his suspension tomorrow when the Heat hosts the Brooklyn Nets.