The league is always trying to crack down on violence on the court. There are pros and cons to this. The Pro is the players safety and respect for the game. The Con is the fans love to see hatred amongst teams. We are tired of this, "we are all friends" mentality that professional sports has taken. Instead of teaming up with your enemies, you use to want to beat them.
Well Ryan Hollins doesn't want to make friends with Jeremy Lin. So frustrated and annoyed by the young guard, Hollins did the only thing he knew how to at a moment like this. He kicked him. The best part was that Hollins pulled his hands back like "I didn't touch him!". Or that the Clippers were up 16 points and won this game easily. But hey, we need to justify this kick somehow.