On Sunday, Serge Ibake hit Blake Griffin in the groin in the 4th quarter of the Clippers – Thunder game. To many, it looked intentional although Ibaka later stated that he was not trying to hurt Blake. Many also thought he would be suspended.
But Ibaka was only hit with a $25K fine and no suspension. Plenty of guys around the league feel that there is inconsistency in this. It is surprising Ibaka wasn’t suspended.
Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder has been fined $25,000 for striking Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers in the groin area, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
The incident, which was called a Flagrant Foul 1 on the floor and upgraded to a Flagrant Foul 2 upon league office review, occurred with 1:52 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Thunder’s 108-104 win over the Clippers on Sunday, March 3 at Staples Center.
H/T: CBS sports