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Thunder’s Thabeet suspended for headbutt
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On October 22, 2013 @ 9:12 am In Wirenews | Comments Disabled
by Sean Highkin, USA TODAY Sports
Oklahoma City Thunder center Hasheem Thabeet was suspended one game without pay for headbutting New Orleans Pelicans center Greg Stiemsma, the NBA announced in a news release.
The headbutt came during the second quarter of the Thunder’s 105-102 loss to the Pelicans on Oct. 17, in an altercation that caused officials to separate the two players.
The 7-3 center, who is the tallest player in the NBA, will serve his suspension during the Thunder’s first regular-season game on Wednesday, October 30 against the Utah Jazz.
The 26-year-old has been a disappointment since being drafted second overall in 2009. He averaged 2.4 points and 3.0 rebounds in 66 games last season for the Thunder.
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