Replay: TNT import Ivan Johnson Instant ban from PBA

PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa’s decision was swift and on the spot: Ivan Johnson is banned from playing in the PBA.

For life.

According to reports, Johnson was instantly banned for disrespecting Commissioner Narvasa by throwing profanities at him after he incurred a flagrant foul 1 for smacking Bryan Faundo in the face. He reportedly threw expletives at the commissioner no his way out of the court.

He was also slapped with a P250,000 fine by the PBA Commissioner’s Office.

Ivan Johnson later tweeted about the incident:

Ivan Johnson

Johnson has been plagued by fines by the PBA for misconduct; he was just coming back from a P50,000 fine and the one-game ban after a brawl with blackwater players during a tune-up match.

Of course, Fans quickly reacted to the decision, some saying it too much:


What’s your thoughts on Narvasa’s decision to ban Johnson?