NBA reprimands Nets safety guard who shoved Bucks’ P.J. Tucker throughout altercation with Kevin Durant


The NBA reprimanded the Brooklyn Nets safety guard who aggressively knocked the Milwaukee BucksP.J. Tucker out of the best way throughout an altercation involving Kevin Durant and Tucker throughout Sport 3 in Milwaukee.

Antjuan Lambert, who’s listed within the Nets media information as director of group safety, won’t work any remaining video games of the Japanese Convention semifinal in Milwaukee and won’t be assigned to the court docket space in Brooklyn throughout the sequence, the NBA stated.

The incident occurred with 4:21 left within the third quarter Thursday. Tucker fouled Durant, and the 2 gamers started a heated face-to-face dialog. Lambert ran onto the court docket and forcefully bumped Tucker out of the best way. Tucker took rapid objection and started yelling at Lambert. A Bucks safety official bought between Lambert and Tucker.

Lambert labored in an analogous place with Golden State for a season when Durant performed for the Warriors, in response to his LinkedIn web page. Lambert at one time additionally served as Durant’s private bodyguard, in response to The Athletic.

“I do know sufficient — I suppose it sorted out — that it was Nets safety, and within the warmth of the second you recognize that individuals are coming to attempt to de-escalate issues and attempt to get issues below management and never bump and escalate and have issues turn out to be an even bigger drawback than what we’re attempting to deal with, or de-escalate,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer stated. “And within the 24, 48 hours since, if it’s a Nets safety man and he’s bumping our participant, it simply doesn’t look like that’s the protocol, and that’s what we’d anticipate from any sort of safety, whether or not it’s Bucks or Nets or Fiserv or Barclays Middle or wherever you could be taking part in.”

The Nets lead the sequence 2-1. Sport 4 is Sunday in Milwaukee.

Observe Jeff Zillgitt on Twitter @JeffZillgitt.

This text initially appeared on USA TODAY: Nets safety guard reprimanded for shoving PJ Tucker



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