The record for the longest ever NBA suspension goes to Ron Artest, a player for the Indiana Pacers. During the 2004 Malice at the Palace brawl, he charged the stands and heaved punches at fans after a fan threw a cup at him. He was suspended for 73 games as well as 13 playoff games. He also lost $7 million in salary.
Metta World Peace, the basketball player formerly known as Ron Artest, told Yahoo Sports that on multiple occasions he was approached to fix games when he played for St. John’s in the late 1990s.
The 18-year NBA veteran specifically noted he was once offered $35,000 to throw a St. John’s game, and that he was approached in his neighborhood. He did not specify who attempted to bribe him.