UPDATE: The NBA has indeed suspended Trevor Booker without pay for the first game of the regular season.
Utah's Trevor Booker Suspended pic.twitter.com/l8EDQzsjZZ
— NBA Official (@NBAOfficial) October 9, 2015
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.
Utah's Trevor Booker suspended one regular season game for taking a swing at Roy Hibbert in preseason, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) October 8, 2015
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.