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On Monday, the NBA suspended All-Star guard J.R. Smith and suspended forward Michael Carter-Williams for at least two games each.
Carter-Willis, who is currently sidelined with a sprained right ankle, is suspended for a minimum of four games for his actions during Sunday’s game against the Golden State Warriors.
The league’s ruling comes after an investigation by the NBA Players Association, which found Carter-willis’s actions on the court constituted an unsportsmanlike conduct foul.
The league’s suspension comes after Carter- willis allegedly shoved a security guard, who was not wearing a protective mask.
The NBA suspended Smith for the first game of his suspension, and Carter- Williams for the second game.
The NBA announced Carter- Willis will miss Sunday’s contest against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in the hopes of getting clearance from the league to play on Monday.
He also was suspended for the Warriors game, which he is ineligible for because he was inactive.
In addition to Carter- WILLIS, NBA commissioner Adam Silver ordered the league’s vice president of officiating to review all replays of Monday’s game, a move that was applauded by many on Twitter.
The suspensions of Carter- Willis and Carter, along with the league suspension, came after a league investigation into the incident.
According to The New York Times, league officials conducted a video review of the incident and determined that Carter-won’t be suspended for his alleged actions.
In a statement, the league said it is “extremely disappointed” in Carter-wis’ actions, but the league was “unaware of any evidence of his actions being unsportsmenlike.”
The statement also said Carter- wons conduct will not be a factor in the suspension process.
Carter-willies actions, which included a punch to the face of a security officer, are considered unsportsmansive conduct and are punishable by a fine of up to $25,000.
Smith, who played with the Los Angeles Clippers from 2014-15, was a member of the Houston Rockets from 2012-14.
The Washington Wizards guard had been suspended for at the start of the 2016-17 season for violating the league-mandated anti-drug policy.
The suspension was for a violation of the league policy prohibiting players from participating in pre-season and postseason activities if they are participating in any other activities.