Maker not happy with 3-Game FIBA suspension.


Thon Maker has come out to say he disagrees with FIBA’s decision to suspend him for three international games because he was trying to protect himself and his teammates “without the adequate help from security” in the wild brawl earlier this month.

The incident happened during a FIBA World Cup Asian qualifier between Australia and the Philippines and had to go ranting on twitter after FIBA handed out its discipline to both teams, suspending and fining 13 players and two coaches from the two teams.

Maker, who plays for Australia, launched into a scrum of players who were wrestling near one of the baskets in the July 3 game before turning, running at an opposing Philippines player and attempting to kick him. Maker then retreated toward midcourt.