Found May 25, 2013 on Midwest Sports Fans:
Tony Allen’s ridiculous flop from the Game 2 of the NBA’s Western Conference finals against the San Antonio Spurs almost caused a riot on Twitter. Well, now the 31-year-old Memphis Grizzlies guard has been fined $5,000 under the NBA’s new anti-flopping rules. The 31-year-old Memphis Grizzlies guard rolled around on the floor like he’d been shot in the head after Spurs guard Manu Ginobili fouled him hard with 26.1 seconds remaining in regulation on Tuesday night. The problem was that replays showed Allen’s head never actually hit the floor. In fact, it didn’t hit anything. In a postseason that has been marred by a ton of flopping allegations, Allen’s performance was easily the most egregious. Officials called a flagrant foul on Ginobili for grabbing Allen’s arm as he drove to the basket, and that was the correct call. But Allen definitely oversold the contact. When Allen hit the floor he writhed around like he was on fire and covered his head as if it had been badly injured. Allen t...
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