Chimezie Metu was ejected from Sunday’s matchup against the Dallas Mavericks after punching Eugene Omoruyi in the face.
Mavs forward Eugene Omoruyi (flagrant 2) and Kings forward Chimezie Metu (punching foul) were both ejected after this play: pic.twitter.com/WGXSh8FUnP
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) August 15, 2021
Metu took exception to a hard foul from Omoruyi as he was attempting a dunk. When he got to his feet, he threw and landed a punch. Both players were ejected.
Metu went up for a poster dunk and fell hard after a physical contest by Omoruyi. Omoruyi got a flagrant 2 and Metu was just ejected.
— Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) August 15, 2021
Metu, 24, is heading into his second season with the Kings after spending his first two years in the NBA with the San Antonio Spurs. He appeared in 36 games for the Kings last year, averaging 6.3 points and 3.1 rebounds in 13.6 minutes per game.
Omoruyi, 24, was signed by the Mavs to a two-way deal this summer. He averaged 17.1 points per game with the Oregon Ducks last season.