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Date December 9,1977
Participants Kermit Washington and Rudy Tomjanovich
Incident Washington punched Tomjanovich in the jaw, breaking it.
Outcome Wahsington was suspended for 2 months and paid 2.4 million dollars
Tomjanovich was forced to retire after 2 seasons

Washington-Tomjanovich Incident was a NBA incident that occured during the Rockets-Lakers game on December 9, 1977 at the Great Western Forum in Los Angeles, Califoria. Kermit Washington punched Rudy Tomjanovich in the jaw, breaking his jaw. Kermit was supsended for two months and fined 2.4 million dollars. Rockets went on to win 116-105.

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