The ASEAN Basketball League today confirmed that a fine has been imposed on Warriorsâ€™ Richard Michael Smith following an incident at the Indonesia Warriorsâ€™ season opener against the San Miguel Beermen last weekend.Â
Â During the post-game handshake of the game, which was played at Mahaka Square in Indonesia and televised regionally on ESPN, Smith was seen shoving San Miguel Beermenâ€™s Asi Taulava with his shoulder.
The League reviewed the video evidence and has concluded that this is considered unsportsmanlike behaviour as outlined in the leagueâ€™s rules and regulations. As such, Smith will be facing an undisclosed fine or he will be ineligible to play the Warriorsâ€™ next game against the Saigon Heat on the 19th of January.
The Indonesia Warriors has chosen not to appeal the decision.