NBA Suspends Magloire, Jerebko
After getting tangled while going for the same rebound in the fourth quarter, the two players fell to the ground, where they each took a swing at each other before being separated by teammates. The incident happened quickly and television replays failed to capture a clear angle of what happened, but in the locker room after the game, Jerebko was quick to admit his involvement.
"He got me, I got him back," he told FanHouse. "That's what happened."
Magloire earned a two-game suspension for instigating the incident; Jerebko, a one-game suspension for retaliating.
Jerebko, a second-round pick out of Sweden, clearly didn't think much of the incident, the type of physical play that happens a dozen times a night in hockey, his native country's favorite sport. He also didn't think twice about retaliating, despite giving up 40 pounds and nine years of experience to Magloire.
"We're rookies, but if you get us, we got to get you back. [It's] Detroit basketball." When asked if he thought he caught Magloire by surprise, Jerebko didn't mince words. "He's a dirty player and that's what he makes a living off of. ... Maybe he thinks he can play with us, but he can't. We're pretty tough out here."
The suspensions will take effect in the first regular-season game each player is physically able to play.