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Tony Allen Ejected For Kick To Chris Paul Face (Video)

Memphis Grizzlies Tony Allen was ejected late in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers Monday night after kicking Chris Paul in the face.

Allen, a 2013 NBA first team defensive player, for some reason chose to stick his foot out instead of his body to stop Clippers’ point guard Paul from driving the lane. Check out the clip above to see how Allen managed to get his foot up high enough to hit Paul in the face as he moved to the basket.

After the refs checked the tapes, he was charged with a Flagrant 2 foul and ejected from the game.

It was clearly an accident and Allen checked on Paul after the hit. He also apologized on Twitter following the game:

“1st thing 1st apologies 2 @CP3 accidental kick….. Feeling some type of way about being ejected …. so not my character !! 1st and last ejection ! That’s my word”

“I accidentally kicked him in the head, but I’m pretty sure he knows it’s accidental and that isn’t my style of play,” Allen also told reporters.

Though unintentional, it was still a dangerous play and could have ended a lot worse.  The NBA has not officially said whether or not Allen will be fined.

Grizzlies ended up beating the Clippers at the Staples Center 106-102.


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