David Stern's fines and suspensions may appear to have no rhyme or reason, but repeat offenders typically bear the brunt of his sanctions.
Case in point: Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace.
World Peace was suspended for the Lakers' Feb. 5 game with the Brooklyn Nets, after the player formerly known as Ron Artest got into an altercation with Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Knight in the Lakers' 98-97 win on Feb. 2.
Whether or not the suspension was merited has been up for debate. But there's no denying that World Peace's past behavior has followed him through four team changes (and one name change).
And this isn't unique to just World Peace. In fact, a number of players have experienced a similar series of punishments for their various acts.
While their crimes against basketball may vary, the following players have emerged as some of the most heavily penalized players of this generation.
*In order to be considered for this slideshow, a player had to have played an NBA game within the past 15 years.