Today is historic. The league has issued its first two warnings for flopping. As you might expect, it wasn't LeBron or Wade or Chalmers for any of their flops. It wasn't any of the known star who we know have flopped at least once this season already. They didn't even warn Paul Pierce for his flop this season. No, they picked two role players to make the patsies of their first flop warnings.
With 10.04 remaining in the fourth period of the Minnesota vs. Sacramento game JJ Barea of the Timberwolves committed a physical act that was a flop under the League's rule on Flopping. Here is the flop that earned Barea the historic first flop warning ever in the league.
With 5.58 remaining in the fourth period of Cleveland's game vs. Chicago, Donald Sloan of the Cavaliers committed a physical act that was a flop under the League's rule on Flopping. Here is Sloan's historic flop.
There you have it. On the heels of Bob Ryan's suggestion that we show "the Newlin thing" in order to stop flopping, the league hands out its first two warnings. I won't believe they are serious until LeBron or Wade or Ginobili gets their warning.
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