NBA Suspends Olajuwon, McDyess
Mar. 09, 1998
NEW YORK (AP) _ Houston's Hakeem Olajuwon and Phoenix's Antonio McDyess were suspended one game each and fined by the NBA today for fighting during a game.
The altercation took place with 2:08 remaining in the fourth quarter of Saturday night's game at Phoenix, won by Houston 108-89.
Olajuwon was suspended and fined $10,000 for initiating the brawl by throwing a punch at McDyess. McDyess was suspended and fined for retaliating by throwing punches at Olajuwon.
Houston's Mario Elie and Kevin Willis also were suspended one game each and fined $2,500 apiece for leaving the bench during the fight.
Olajuwon, Elie and Willis will miss Houston's game tonight at Utah. McDyess will miss Phoenix's home game tonight against the Los Angeles Clippers.