Trevor Booker Suspended One Game for Smacking Roy Hibbert (UPDATE)

UPDATE: The NBA has indeed suspended Trevor Booker without pay for the first game of the regular season.


The NBA has reportedly suspended Utah Jazz forward Trevor Booker for one game, this after he smacked Los Angeles Lakers center Roy Hibbert upside his head during a preseason skirmish.

Hibbert was upset with Booker for having pushed aside Julius Randle, and Booker evidently did not appreciate the big fella’s own chest bump:

Booker will serve the suspension in the Jazz’s season-opening game against the Detroit Pistons on Oct. 28. [….] Booker spoke with the NBA on Wednesday about the incident, a source said.


Hibbert stormed into Booker’s personal space after Booker fouled a Lakers teammate in Tuesday night’s game and got chest to chest with him. Booker responded with an open-handed swing that grazed Hibbert’s face.


Booker was accessed two technical fouls and ejected.