After getting tossed Sunday night against the Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston has been suspended for one game and the official that tossed him has been removed from the league’s officiating rotation, per an NBA-issued press release.
According to the presser, official Courtney Kirkland is being punished as it was deemed he moved toward Livingston and “shared responsibility for the contact that occurred.”
Unhappy with a no-call when Livingston felt the defender didn’t give him room to complete his shot, the guard approached the official and tilted his head forward, making contact with the official and drawing the immediate ejection:
Livingston has played in the NBA for 13 seasons. He was drafted No. 4 overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2004 NBA Draft. He’s played the last four seasons with the Warriors, winning two NBA titles.