HOUSTON Rockets forward Trevor Ariza said he's moved on from an incident where he waited outside the Dallas Mavericks locker room for center Salah Mejri following an ugly on-court spat last Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time).
"I don't have no thoughts on it, right now," Ariza said before Thursday's (Friday, Manila time) practice. "I know what happened; he knows what happened. That's it."
Ariza was ejected in a physical game between the two Texas teams, with officials calling eight technicals and two flagrant fouls.
During the game, Ariza became upset with comments allegedly made by Mejri against his wife and children. Mejri has denied making any derogatory remarks about Ariza’s family and has even gone to social media to insist he did no such thing.
After the game. Ariza and several teammates headed to the Mavericks locker room to wait for the Tunisian center. Mejri was told to leave via back entrance to avoid Ariza.
The NBA said it is looking into the incident and the conduct of its players during Tuesday's game.
"Everything has been taken care of," Ariza said. "Now what we're trying to do is focus on the game [against the Clippers] we have to play tomorrow, which is an important game tomorrow, especially for us. We're trying to get better as a team and leave the past in the past."