The National Basketball League of Canada has suspended London Lightning’s Royce White for 11 games for his actions at Mile One Centre, Thursday night.
After being fouled-out of the game in the fourth quarter, the former NBA first-round draft pick had some choice words with league Deputy Commissioner Audley Stephenson.
White was handed a 10-game suspension for his actions, and the extra game for the build up of technical fouls after receiving a technical in the first quarter of the April 26th contest. He will also be subject to a fine of an undisclosed amount.
In a statement from the NBLC, Stephenson said, “the actions of Mr. White are not representative of NBL Canada are considered to be conduct detrimental to the league”.
White was already in some hot water after he was accused of using a homophobic slur during last Saturday’s game, that he denied.
The 11 games will be season-ending for White as the series shifts back to London for games 6 and 7.