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Kings’ Ben McLemore ejected after shoving J.J. Redick in the face (VIDEO)

Apr 12, 2014, 7:00 PM EDT

Ben McLemore had scored all 14 of his points in the third quarter in Saturday’s matinee against the Clippers, and helped rally his team back from an early 14 deficit to once again bring the game within reach.

But early in the fourth, McLemore let frustration get the better of him, and his actions resulted in an ejection.

J.J. Redick begins the sequence by putting his hands on McLemore behind the three-point line, and well away from the ball. He maintains the contact as McLemore cuts to the other side, and after battling for position, the two appeared to literally bump heads, which was the final straw for McLemore.

McLemore shoved Redick to the face (albeit only slightly), but it was his second technical foul of the game, and referee Joey Crawford made sure that he knew immediately that his afternoon was finished.

Redick, you may recall, got under the skin of DeMarcus Cousins earlier this season. Admittedly, this is not at all a difficult task.

The Clippers went on to win 117-101.

  1. denverhoopdreams - Apr 12, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    Reddick still accentuated it with a flop afterwards just like he always does.

    Not saying Benny boy effed up by doing what he did. He deserved the ejection, but watch how far Reddick flies, like he suddenly came from the planet Krypton.

  2. chunkala - Apr 12, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    Shoving Redick is never a bad thing.

  3. eugenesaxe1 - Apr 12, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    Worse fouls go uncalled all the time.

  4. urodaddy07 - Apr 12, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    Reddick fouled him but McLemore’s reaction completely uncalled for. A deserved tech

  5. robertb655 - Apr 12, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    Hardly anything. Seems like the Kings hate Redick, but it’s understandable being the worst Cali team and all…

    • spursareold - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:09 AM

      Lakers are the worst Cali team, tbh.

  6. cantonb0und13 - Apr 12, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    I love you, LeBron!

  7. titansbro - Apr 12, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    Lol, anybody remember that playoff series back in the 90s between NYK & Miami? This wouldn’t even be called a foul then. NBA is terrible now.

    • spursareold - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:10 AM

      Exactly what the NBA was/is trying to get away from.

  8. edbrowndesign - Apr 13, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Terrible call!!, it was more flop than contact if any at all. That’s so not how you keep control of a game. If players know refs can be tricked into falling for flops they will employ those tactics. The ref got fooled

  9. bigmeechy74 - Apr 15, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Redick rules

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