The NBA has suspended JaKarr Sampson one game without pay for headbutting Patty Mills on Monday Night.— Noah Magaro-George (@N_Magaro) April 21, 2021
The league has also fined Patty Mills $25,000 for his role in the altercation and Rudy Gay $20,000 for escalating the situation.
(Per NBA PR)
The league has also fined Patty Mills $25,000 for his role in the altercation and fined Rudy Gay $20,000 for escalating the incident by shoving Sampson.
The conflict began when Mills and Sampson were jockeying for rebound positioning and intensified the following position as the two made contact with each other near the free-throw line.
A clip of the entire altercation between Patty Mills and JaKarr Sampson: pic.twitter.com/6MoYySfimT— Noah Magaro-George (@N_Magaro) April 21, 2021
Patty and Rudy were both assessed a technical foul in the aftermath of the brief quarrel. JaKarr received a Flagrant Foul 2, and the officiating crew immediately ejected him from the game.
Although there was no mention of a fine for Sampson in the official NBA press release, suspension without pay for one game on his $1.8M salary is roughly the equivalent of a $26,150 fine.
The League Office says JaKarr Sampson will serve his one-game suspension on Wednesday night when the Indiana Pacers face the Oklahoma City Thunder at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.