Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin fined for emulating former Timberwolves guard Sam Cassell

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Late in Saturday’s Timberwolves-Bulls game, Kevin Martin pulled up for a 3-pointer in the final couple minutes that gave Minnesota the lead.

It was the type of shot that takes cojones – and Martin wanted ensure everyone knew it.

But the Timberwolves eventually took the loss, and Martin took a fine as the NBA continues its crusade against the Sam Cassell dance.

NBA release:

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin has been fined $15,000 for making an obscene gesture during the Timberwolves’ 106-105 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, Nov. 1, at Target Center, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations.

 

Martin’s actions occurred with 1:37 remaining in the fourth quarter of the game.

Can’t players on Minnesota, where Cassell spent his best individual season, get an exemption?