Japan B. League slaps Kiefer Ravena with fine and game suspension

Kiefer Ravena’s two unsportsmanlike fouls caused him a game suspension and fine (Japan B. League photo)

By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña

The Japan B. League handed Filipino Asian import Kiefer Ravena with a 50,000 Japanese yen fine and a one-game suspension after committing two unsportsmanlike fouls in one game.

Ravena and the Shiga Lakestars suffered a drubbing 79-57 loss to the Kyoto Hannaryz and was ejected from the game with four minutes and 51 seconds left in the final canto.

Aside from his two unsportsmanlike fouls, it was also seen in the live coverage that Ravena failed to exit the playing vicinity right after the call.

Ravena and the Lakestars are currently having a bad season with a 10-26 win-loss record and are one of the teams placed at the bottom of the standings.

The Filipino superstar already served his one-game suspension and wasn’t able to suit up against the Osaka Evessa squad.

Ravena will be back playing for the Lakestars on Saturday, March 26, when they face the tough and gritty Utsonomiya Brex team.

Previously, his brother Thirdy of the San-En NeoPhoenix, also suffered the same fate after his post-game breakdown in their sorry loss.

Thirdy was slapped with a two-game suspension and a 100,000 Japanese yen fine as announced by the Japan B. League management.

The San-En basketball franchise together with Thirdy then released a public apology and vowed that actions like that will never be tolerated by the team anymore.