Wildcats centre Matt Hodgson looks set for a stint on the sidelines after he was ejected during Perth's 96-81 loss to the Sydney Kings today for igniting a scuffle.
During the third quarter, with Perth trailing by 19 at the time, Hodgson was exchanging words with Kings guard Dejan Vasiljevic when he suddenly lost his cool.
The Perth big man lashed out with two slaps to the face of Vasiljevic as players from both sides rushed in.
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The moment threatened to get ugly, with Kings and Wildcats players spilling off the court before the situation was eventually defused.
Hodgson was immediately ejected, and it's like the centre will face some time on the sidelines.
"Something snapped in Matt Hodgson because he's going to be spending some time on the sidelines I suspect," said Australian basketball legend Andrew Gaze in commentary.
"Not just the one hit, there was two."
Hodgson's wild moment left fans and pundits outraged.
Former NBA star and Sydney Kings centre Andrew Bogut led much of the debate, questioning the league on what the impending punishment will be.https://twitter.com/andrewbogut/status/1487661209667379202https://twitter.com/derekrucker5/status/1487665995460136962https://twitter.com/SweeneyPaddy9/status/1487661895306088449https://twitter.com/adrianbarich/status/1487663004619460610
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Title: Big man's 'despicable' act shocks NBL world
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Published Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2022 07:43:49 +0000