The NBA commissioner has the power to hand down disciplinary actions on players for on and off court conduct. While there have been a few players banned permanently from the NBA, most recently O.J Mayo for testing positive banned substances and then violating the anti-drug program he was on, many just get suspensions.
From 73 games suspensions for punching a fan to two games for yelling at an announcer, these players found themselves in the dog house, and for good reason.
Ron Artest Went Into The Stands And Fought A Fan
November 19th, 2004 is a day that will forever be known as the night Ron Artest fought a fan. Ron Artest entered the stands and grabbed a fan after a drink was thrown on him during an NBA game against the Detroit Pistons, causing a large brawl.
After Artest left the stands, he punched another fan that came onto the court to confront him. For that, he was given 86 games which included 73 regular season games and 13 playoff games.