Portland point guard Andre Miller was suspended by the NBA for one game after getting involved in an altercation with Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin in Sunday's game.
Miller ranted to the Columbian on Wednesday about the suspension and called the league "soft."
"I was surprised. I actually wasn't even notified. I found out toward the evening when I was sleeping that there would be a suspension," Miller reportedly said. "It just shows you how soft the league has gotten, protecting young players. It's not like it was when I came in this league."
The suspension ended the 34-year-old's streak of playing in 632 consecutive games.
"It means a lot. Obviously it doesn't mean anything to the league. I take pride in it. I did what I did," he said.