^^^It states that Nick got suspended for the "punch" to Dragic, not the initial retaliation from Len's foul.
And I think that's what Nick is upset about....he made every attempt to say that it was a hard foul by Len and that he's upset that he lost his cool, but he's even more frustrated that it escalated afterwards and noone came to his aid.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young has been suspended one game without pay for throwing a punch at Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic with 7:33 remaining in the second quarter of the Lakers’ 121-114 loss to the Suns on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at US Airways Center, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations.
Suns center Alex Len, who was ejected for his Flagrant Foul 2 against Young, has been fined $15,000. Suns forward Marcus Morris has been fined $25,000 for escalating the altercation.
Young will serve his suspension on Friday, Jan. 17, when the Lakers visit the Boston Celtics at TD Garden.
Simply put, Nick doesn't get suspended if there isn't a haymaker thrown in Dragic's direction....but if his mates got in between him and the Phoenix 5 to begin with, then you're not looking at a suspension....you're probably looking at fines all around along with the ejections to both Len and Swag.
So again, I'm happy its just an one game suspension and it is warranted. But what really bothers me is that there isn't a team coming out to compete every night. Ls will happen, but the fashion in which we are accumulating them are embarrassing.
You got Nick, JHill, Farmar and S.Will that were super tight. S.Will gets cut and Farmar goes down. Kelly and Marshall take those spots as the new kids. JHill loses minutes to a stretch 4 in Kelly and shows his dismay with the guards and not boxing out just one night before. We all know how catty Farmar can be (see Sasha here) and I'm sure this whole Marshality thing rubs him the wrong way since the Lakers are nose diving and all it is are just empty stats. You got S.Will liking those instagram pics along with Swag (before he unliked them).
Forget Laker Girls, TWC has a gold mine in its very own Laker reality remix of Mean Girls.