Were a month into the NBA season and already 2 players have got fined for Flopping. The Latest is Brooklyn Nets forward Gerald Wallace. The 1st player to receive a fined by the NBA was Wallace’s teammate Reggie Evans. Like the Los Angeles Clippers are nicknamed Lob City maybe the Nets should be nicknamed Flop City.
He received the fine for launching himself back when LeBron James barely touched him. He got a warning for flopping about two weeks ago on a play with Carmelo Anthony. Check out the two flops on video below.
The first time a player will receive a warning for flopping. After that a player will be fined in increments of $5,000 for each additional flop over the season. For example a fifth offense will result in a $30,000 fine.
The NBA even stated in could suspend a player if he violated the anti-flopping rule more than five times.
“Flops have no place in our game,” Stu Jackson, the NBA’s executive vice president of basketball operations, said in a written statement. “They ...