Arron Afflado, Orlando Magic guard, was suspended by NBA for two games for through punch at Nemanja Bjelica, Minnesota Timberwolves forward on Wednesday night. Afflado will forfeit $32,119 salary for the two games, at Cleveland and at Boston.
Afflalo threw a wild punch and Bjelica then put Afflalo in a headlock which lead to ejection from the game after technical foul in second quarter.
“I don’t want to feel like a victim here; that’s part of the game,” Bjelica said. “But he took a swing at me, and I was just trying to protect myself, first of all, and to calm him down because he was wild.
“I don’t know what’s wrong with that guy, but at that point I have to protect myself and my family.”
Orlando won the game, 108-102.