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Kevin Martin fined by NBA for obscene big balls gesture

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Whilst the National Football League and Roger Goodell are getting to grips with domestic violence and the almost weekly arrest of NFL players, Adam Silver and the NBA has an even bigger problem to deal with.

Big Balls. Yep, the latest epidemic that is sweeping the National Basketball Association is players showing that they've got really big cojones.

Players aren't literally whacking out their manhoods every time they make a shot though, that would almost certainly be a criminal matter, rather Silver and co are clamping down on a famous celebration where players celebrate clutch moments by gesturing as to having the stones to make such crucial plays.

Martin Made to Pay

The latest player to fall foul of the 'obscene gesture' police is Kevin Martin of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The gesture came after Martin hit a huge 3-pointer with just over 90 seconds to play in the game Saturday night. As he headed to get back on defense, Martin cupped his hands and held them just below his waist.

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The dance move was popularized by a former Timberwolves player, Sam Cassell, who used to do it after big shots until the NBA started issuing fines to curb it.

Martin ended up 33 points in the game so maybe he deserved to celebrate, but the T'Wolves wound up losing 106-105 thanks to some last second Jimmy Butler free-throws.

Over the past two seasons Marco Belinelli, Andray Blatche, Caron Butler and Jameer Nelson have all paid a hefty price for similar tributes to Cassell.

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