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NBA to fine Kidd for spilled drink ploy

By: Yahoo Sports
November 28, 2013 Updated: November 29, 2013 at 2:57 am
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Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd, left, argues with referee Marat Kogut in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Barclays Center, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in New York. The Lakers defeated the Nets 99-94. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The NBA will fine Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd $50,000 for dropping a cup of soda on the floor in order to manipulate extra time in Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers, sources told Yahoo Sports.

With Brooklyn out of timeouts, TV replays caught Kidd telling Nets guard Tyshawn Taylor to "hit me" with 8.3 seconds left at the Barclays Center. Taylor immediately walked into Kidd who spilled a beverage, forcing the officials to take time to clean up the court while Nets assistant coach John Welch drew up an offensive play in an impromptu huddle.

The tactic didn't help the Nets. Lakers guard Jodie Meeks made both of his free throws and the Nets' Paul Pierce missed a 3-pointer on Brooklyn's following possession.


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