The NBA announced on Sunday that Sacramento Kings’ swingman Travis Outlaw will be fined $15,000 for his flagrant-2 foul on Los Angeles Clippers’ guard J.J. Redick on Saturday night.
In a one-point game with about eight minutes left in the game, Outlaw reached out to foul Redick on a fastbreak and ended up grabbing him around the neck. Redick’s momentum and the contact from Outlaw led to Redick being thrown violently to the ground. As part of the NBA’s flagrant foul rules, Outlaw was automatically ejected from the game. It was the first ejection of his career.
Yeah, he probably knew that a fine was coming. Thankfully, Redick doesn’t appear to be any worse for the wear, and Outlaw won’t be suspended.