Latrell Sprewell Suspended for Choking P.J. Carlesimo
An All-Star forward with the Golden State Warriors, Latrell Sprewell attacked then-Warriors’ coach P.J. Carlesimo during a December 1997 team practice, choking him before teammates restrained him and returning to punch the veteran coach and threaten to kill him. The NBA came down hard on Spree, suspending him for a full season before Sprewell took the case to arbitration and got the suspension reduced to 68 games.
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