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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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With 5.58 remaining in the fourth period of Cleveland’s game vs. Chicago (Nov. 2), Sloan of the Cavaliers committed a physical act that was considered a “flop” under the league’s new rule...
That's Donald Sloan of the Cleveland Cavaliers, with maybe the most hilarious flop I've ever seen. The arms up while spinning will be a great audition for the Cavs community theater production of The Sound of Music.
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The NBA is the best. Not only are they announcing which players are warned under their new flopping regulations, but they're even posting videos of the violations.
Minnesota Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donald Sloan were the first players caught for overreactions to physical play.
Barea was warned for flopping with ten minutes...
Two NBA players have already been issued warnings about flopping under the NBA’s new anti-flopping rule. Guards J.J. Barea of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Donald Sloan of the Cleveland Cavaliers are the offenders and both of the “flops” occurred during games on Friday. Check out the plays and let me know what you think. In my opinion, Donald definitely showcased a [...]
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