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Joel Przybilla Suspended For Throwing Ball At Ref [Video]

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Milwaukee Bucks center Joel Przybilla was hit with a one-game suspension by the NBA on Sunday for throwing a basketball and hitting a referee.

The incident, which can be seen in the video clip below, occurred with 1:36 remaining in Bucks’ blowout 111-85 loss at the hands of the Clippers on Saturday, December 15. After a foul call went against the Bucks late in the contest, Przybilla tosses the ball at a ref standing about 23-feet away from the basket and strikes him in the leg.

The 7-foot-1 center was immediately hit with a technical foul after the play.

According to Sports Illustrated, Przybilla will serve his suspension on Tuesday, December 18 when the Bucks host the Indiana Pacers at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Przybilla, 33, is on the books for $1.4 million this year after inking a deal with the Bucks in the off-season.

“The fans in Portland were great to me and my family,” Przybilla said at the time. “I’m excited about this new chapter in my life.”

The ball-toss incident will cost the 13-year NBA veteran roughly $12,200 dollars.

Drafted in 2000 with the ninth over all pick, Przybilla has averaged 4.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks in 580 career games with Milwaukee, Atlanta, Portland, and Charlotte.

In the 2012 season, he has only appeared in nine games and is averaging just under two rebounds in 6.4 minutes of play.

Watch Joel Przybilla toss the ball at a ref during the Bucks loss to the Pacers on Saturday in the video below:

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