Punishment: Ejected from game
Jerry Sichting was most definitely an agitator, and the Celtics' 6'1" reserve guard refused to back down from anyone, including the 7'4" Sampson. For Sampson's part, he should have known that someone well over a foot shorter than him was going to try to bother him; he took the bait anyway, throwing a wild punch at Sichting and then a second at Celtics' point guard Dennis Johnson during Game 5 of the 1986 NBA Finals. Sampson was ejected from the game, and then played poorly as he was clearly rattled by a venomous Boston crowd in the deciding Game 6.
27. 7' 4" Ralph Sampson punches 6' 1" Jerry Sichting.