Originally written on StraitPinkie.com  |  Last updated 11/20/14

The NBA announced the fine on Chris Bosh today. Bosh flopped right in the middle of the second quarter in Game 4 last night. Bosh was trailing Spurs forward Tim Duncan as the two headed back down the court. Duncan looked to set up his position in the paint. Then Duncan’s teammate, Gary Neal approached with the dribble. Duncan set up his body to keep Bosh away from the play. Bosh flailed his arms and fell to the ground. Can you guess what happened next? If you said the refs whistled Bosh for another flop…..well you are wrong. It was Duncan who was called for the foul. To add insult to injury the basket that Neal made was voided. Besides stopping two points and causing Duncan to get another foul, Bosh had a huge game. He had 20 points and 13 rebounds as the Heat won Game 4 and tied up the series at two games apiece. Let’s get back to the flopping. So far in these playoffs there have been eight players to get fined for flopping. In the regular season, there was a total of 19 players that received warnings for flopping. For those who don’t know this is how much each flop will cost one player. Violation 1: $5,000 fine Violation 2: $10,000 fine Violation 3: $15,000 fine Violation 4: $30,000 fine Bosh will make $17.5 million this season so that is pocket change for him. David Stern believes that the league’s current fine system is “not enough” to prevent players from flopping. If you look at a player’s income as opposed to the cost of the fine I am surprised more players don’t flop. Especially in the Finals. If you can cause a star player like Tim Duncan to get a foul early in the game, he might play a bit more cautious. People say flopping has been around the league forever. I beg to disagree. I don’t remember MJ, Magic, Larry, or the other greats from back in the day falling to the ground in hopes of causing a foul for their opponents. Most of the time if a player fell to the ground it was because the Bad Boys from Detroit knocked you down. Just sad to see a game in a series that has the NBA title on the line “fall” victim to a bunch of athletes turned actors. David Stern your last move in the NBA as the commissioner is to create some sort of rule that would make flopping extinct in the league.

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