NBA fines Sacramento Kings’ Travis Outlaw for unnecessary contact

Nov 23, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings forward Travis Outlaw (25) commits a flagrant foul on Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Reddick (4) during the fourth quarter at Staples Center. The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Sacramento Kings 103-102. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Forward Travis Outlaw will be $15,000 dollars lighter in the pocket soon as the NBA fined the Mississippi native for what they’re calling excessive and unnecessary contact during Sacramento’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday afternoon.

With just over eight minutes remaining in the game, Outlaw attempted to prevent J.J. Redick from an uncontested lay-in and grabbed him around the neck.

Outlaw appeared to take a poor angle on Redick and ended up behind the guard in his attempt to stop the basket. That resulted in the poorly timed grab, which pulled the former Duke product to the floor and resulted in the teams coming chest-to-chest.

The referees reviewed the foul and gave Outlaw a flagrant two and ejected him from the game. Outlaw was not suspended though as the league felt there was no ill-intent from Outlaw, who will be available for the Kings contest against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday evening.

For those that missed the foul, you can watch it below:

Topics: J.J. Redick, Sacramento Kings, Travis Outlaw

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