Blake Griffin punched LA Clippers trainer Matias Testi at a Toronto restaurant in January, and broke his hand. The Clippers lost Griffin for 4-6 weeks and now the NBA is adding a 4-game suspension on top of that. That may seem excessive to some, but you can’t go around punching colleagues in the face.
Here’s the statement that the Clippers just released:
Griffin, who is (was?) friends with Testi, has apologized for the incident. Given his hand injury and the suspension, he may miss the remainder of the regular season. The Clippers haven’t missed him – they’re 35-17 and in 4th place in the West.