NBA Summer League

Sacramento’s Metu Suspended

Sacramento Kings forward/center Chimezie Metu has been suspended one NBA Summer League game for punching Dallas Mavericks forward Eugene Omoruyi in the head, it was announced today by Byron Spruell, President, League Operations. The incident, for which Metu was assessed a technical foul and ejected, began when Omoruyi pushed Metu while he was airborne, an action for which Omoruyi was assessed a Flagrant Foul 2 and ejected. The incident occurred with 3:03 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Kings’ 86-70 win over the Mavericks on Aug. 15 at COX Pavilion during MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

Popularity of NBA In China Seems to Create Endless Options

Kobe Bryant went to China for the first time in 1998, making the trip to Beijing to help operate an instructional basketball clinic for about a dozen kids. The local coaches working with him didn’t know a lot about the game. Barely anyone noticed that an NBA player was in town.