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MavsFanFinley
04-11-2002, 07:34 PM
Pippen fined, suspended

April 11, 2002

NEW YORK (AP) -- Portland's Scottie Pippen was suspended for one game without pay and fined $7,500 by the NBA on Thursday for throwing a punch at Nick Van Exel of the Dallas Mavericks.

Pippen swung at Van Exel with 2:11 remaining in Portland's 108-96 loss to the Mavericks on April 9. Pippen was to miss the Trail Blazers' game in Memphis on Thursday night.

Drbio
04-11-2002, 10:25 PM
not enough. Should have been at least two games.

MavsFanFinley
04-11-2002, 10:29 PM
LOL, I agree.

But, the punishment is more than the 1 game suspension since Pippen has to live with the embarassment of that pathetic punch attempt.

MFFL
04-11-2002, 10:32 PM
I wish the NBA would establish a UNIFORM set of punishments. So many games for fighting - so many games for starting the fight - etc

MavsFanFinley
04-11-2002, 10:51 PM
Good call MFFL.

I don't know how they decide.

You take the same punch from 2 different players/2 different games and both will get a different fine and # of days off.

Im not sure all what they weigh in their decision.