NBA Suspends Andrew Bynum and Aaron Brooks

March 20, 2011

Stu Jackson, the NBA Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, announced today that Andrew Bynum of the Los Angeles Lakers and Aaron Brooks of the Phoenix Suns have each been suspended for their actions in separate incidents.  Both incidents occurred during games played on Friday, March 18, 2011.

Bynum has been suspended for two games without pay for his flagrant "two" foul against Michael Beasley of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Bynum's foul occurred with 6:16 remaining in the fourth period of the Lakers’ 106-98 victory at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Brooks has been suspended one game without pay for throwing a ball at an official and striking him in the leg. The incident occurred with 7:46 remaining in the fourth period of the Suns’ 108-97 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Phoenix.

Brooks will serve his suspension today in Los Angeles when the Suns play the Los Angeles Clippers. Bynum will serve his suspension today when the Lakers host the Portland Trailblazers following the Suns-Clippers game, and also on Tuesday, March 22, when the Lakers host the Suns.

Although Bynum recently mentioned to reporters that he again has developed fluid in his troublesome knee, the suspension nevertheless comes at an inconvenient time for the young center because he has been on a rebounding tear of late.

By Staff of the

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