Will Bynum Suspended One Game for Hit on Hansbrough

By Trisity Miller
Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

It looks like Detroit Pistons guard Will Bynum will be suspended a game for doing what almost everyone in the NBA probably wants to do: hitting Tyler Hansbrough in the lower section.

Everyone knows that Hansbrough is one of the more “active” players in the NBA and is usually in a lot of altercations around the league, so it’s no surprise that someone in the league finally decides to retaliate against him. Unfortunately Bynum’s actions weren’t found kind by the league.


Bynum spoke on the hit after the Pacers game.

“It wasn’t (done) intentionally but it kind of happened through the course of the game,” Bynum said in the empty Pistons locker room. “The game was kind of physical. It was during the heat of the moment.

“It was nothing intentional, though.”

Looking at the video it was quite clear that the hit was intentional. Hansbrough is known around the league for getting under players’ skin, so most won’t blame him. And with this being his first incident the league has had to look over the one game suspension is small. If someone such as Metta World Peace or Rasheed Wallace had committed an act such as this, the league penalty probably would have been around three or four games.

The suspension will cause Bynum to miss the game against the Atlanta Hawks tonight at 7:30 P.M.

On the season Will Bynum is averaging 9.4 points, 3.8 assists on 45 percent shooting per game as one of the reserves on the Pistons team.

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