The NBA preseason is a time for players to work back into shape, shake off the rust and get ready for the regular season. Usually, the games aren't hotly-contested battles where tempers flare. Usually.
Preseason getting heated Trevor Booker throws punch at Roy Hibbert #Lakers #Jazz pic.twitter.com/DQdzxpdpwt— NBA On Def Pen (@NBAOnDefPen) October 7, 2015
That is a fairly tame push that somehow turned into Trevor Booker throwing a punch/slap at Roy Hibbert's face. Surprised? So was Hibbert.
Others thought it was hilarious. Like Golden State's Draymond Green.
that slap was hilarious— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) October 7, 2015
Hibbert was given a technical, for apparently getting his face in the way of Booker's hand. Booker was given two techs and ejected from the game. NBA preseason is serious business.
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