6 Mar 2013

NBA player fined for groin punch

4:28 pm on 6 March 2013

The Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka has been fined $30,000 for striking Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers in the groin during an NBA basketball match.

The incident happened while the two players battled for rebounding position during a recent match.

Ibaka hasn't been suspended for any games.

Griffin said after the game he was surprised Ibaka wasn't called for a flagrant two foul and ejected from the game.

Ibaka insisted his below-the-belt hit wasn't intentional.