November 19 2004 a fight broke out at The Palace in Detroit, Michigan. This
was no ordinary fight, nor was it scheduled.
After some pushing and shoving a fan threw a drink at Indiana Pacers' Ron
Artest and the fight between players and fans was on.
In all 9 players received suspensions for a total of 143 games.
Ron Artest received the longest suspension. Not counting the 1 game mandatory
suspension, he received an additional 72 games setting the mark for the world's
longest NBA suspension at 73 games. He also lost $4,995,000.00 in salary.
Here is a list of all the resulting suspensions:
Stephen Jackson 30 games
Jermaine O’Neal 25
Anthony Johnson 5 games
Chauncey Billups 1 game
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