December 2012 Basketball Wiretap

Wade Suspended One Game For Shot On Sessions

Dec 27, 2012 8:38 PM

Dwyane Wade has been suspended one game by the NBA for flailing his leg and making contact with the groin of Ramon Sessions during Wednesday's game.

Wade will lose his pay for one game.

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Kings Suspend Cousins Indefinitely

Dec 22, 2012 3:40 PM

Geoff Petrie announced on Saturday that DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended indefinitely by the Sacramento Kings due to "unprofessional behavior and conduct detrimental to the team."

Cousins and Keith Smart had a verbal altercation during halftime of the Kings' 97-85 loss to the Clippers on Friday.

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Przybilla Suspended One Game For Throwing Ball At Referee

Dec 16, 2012 7:29 PM

Joel Przybilla has been suspended one game without pay for hitting a referee with the ball on Saturday night, the NBA announced Sunday.

The incident happened with just 1:36 left in the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Clippers' 111-85 blowout win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Out of clear frustration with a foul called on Drew Gooden, Przybilla threw the ball at the referee and connected.

Przybilla will serve the suspension on Tuesday against the Indiana Pacers.

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Cousins Suspended One Game For 'Striking' Mayo

Dec 12, 2012 5:07 PM

DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended one game without pay for "striking" Dallas Mavericks guard O.J. Mayo in the groin area, the NBA announced on Wednesday.

Cousins will serve his suspension Wednesday night when the Sacramento Kings visit the Milwaukee Bucks.

The incident occurred during the Kings' 119-96 loss on Monday night.

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Amir Johnson Receives One-Game Suspension From NBA

Dec 11, 2012 11:04 PM

Amir Johnson has received a one-game suspension from the NBA for throwing his mouthpiece at a referee in Monday's loss.

Johnson is averaging 7.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game this season for the Toronto Raptors.

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Ainge: Rondo Needs To Be In Control

Dec 1, 2012 11:39 AM

Danny Ainge had a private conversation with Rajon Rondo following his third suspension in nine months.

“Rondo and I talked and I think Rondo is not happy with the fact that he’s not there on this team in the next two games,” Ainge said Friday. “I think that’s the most important thing. Rondo’s a very emotional player, he’s a tough competitor. And I think he realizes that it’s more important to play.”

When asked about Rondo’s growing reputation as a volatile player, Ainge said: “I think [three suspensions in nine months] is high. I just hope the next nine months is better.

“Hey, listen, it’s not good. There’s nothing good about it but I love the kid, he’s a competitor, he’s a warrior, and he needs to be in control, and I’m confident he will.

“If it happens once in the next nine months, then maybe that’s progress instead of three times. I don’t expect that Rondo’s going to play the rest of his career and not go over the line emotionally. I guess I’m OK with that, just going to learn from it.”

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