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Metta World Peace was happy to hear that Reggie Evans was fined $5,000 for flopping — and went on Twitter to praise the NBA's new rules which punish players for embellished contact — but had some harsh words for the Brooklyn Nets — particularly Evans and Gerald Wallace for how they are representing the borough. World Peace wasn't thrilled after both players committed questionable flops when the forward had the ball during Tuesday night's Lakers' 95-90 victory over the new Brooklynites W.P. was even more incensed to find out Wallace wasn't $5,000 lighter as well. On Wednesday morning the Queens native tweeted: "What was the best flop tonight? Out of three? I am so happy the NBA charges $5,000 for flopping," he posted. "The two Gerald Wallace flops were crazy. . . lol I am on the court like, 'What in the world.!! ...The refs did a good job on the Gerald Wallace flops. ...but they missed the Reggie Evans flop. . . I can see overseas players "You cannot flop and play for Brooklyn.!!!," he continued. "Brooklyn equals red bricks, streets, the gutter, Marcy, soul in the hole, Gershwin Park, etc. ..." Evans was the first player fined by the NBA for flopping after his exaggerated contact with a World Peace shove while running up the court during the third quarter of Tuesday's game. After Evans stumbled into the bench, Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni yelled at the referee, "It's a flop." World Peace was called for a foul on the play, but the NBA reacted later and fined Evans the five large for his second blatant flop — he was warned last week against the Celtics — this season. The Lakers forward doesn't exactly have a stellar history with NBA disciplinarians but, this time, it looks like World Peace and the league agree on something.
BEST OF MAXIM
Brooklyn Nets forward Reggie Evans became the first NBA player to be fined for flopping under the new league rules. Evans will have to pay a $5,000 fine as the league assessed him with his second flopping violation of the season after he used one to draw a personal foul on Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace during Tuesday night's game at the Staples Center. Evans...
For those who had Nets forward Reggie Evans in your 'Which NBA player will get fined for flopping first?' pool, it is time to collect your winnings.
Reggie Evans has a reputation as a flopper and it shouldn’t come as a surprise he was one of the players used in a video sent to media and teams this season to demonstrate acts of flopping and acts that aren’t considered to be flops. Also, he was one of the first four players warned [...]The post Reggie Evans’ Flop Vs. Los Angeles Lakers (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Brooklyn Nets forward Reggie Evans made history by becoming the first NBA player to be fined for flopping.
Evans achieved the dubious NBA footnote after he stumbled into the bench when Metta World Peace brushed up against his arm in Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
He was fined $5,000 for his second flopping offense under the NBA's new policy instituted...
Reggie Evans of the Brooklyn Nets just made NBA history. You will probably ask why? Well is the first player in the NBA to get fined for flopping.
Finally the NBA is doing something about flopping. I have been calling for this for the last couple of years. Over the last couple of years players have been flopping way too much. Basketball was turning into soccer. So the NBA is going...
I guess Metta World Peace’s rant about the Nets was on point. Reggie Evans becomes the first NBA player to be fined for excessive flopping. Evans was given his first warning against the Celtics last week. The fine is $5,000. This is the play that took place between Evans and Metta World Peace Tuesday night. [...]
Reggie Evans became the first player to receive a monetary fine for flopping.
While I despise the new rule, I hate flopping even more.
FREE THROW (BETTING) LINE
Nets forward Gerald Wallace said that he and Lakers star Kobe Bryant discussed a bet during Tuesday's game where Kobe would have shot free throws with his eyes closed.
Skip to the 1:43 mark. Clearly Gerald Wallace is trying to get into the Mamba's head but foolish Gerald, tricks are for kids. This is Kobe? Not only does Kobe laugh off Gerald's attempt to distract him but he earned himself the easiest $500 bucks a sure Hall of Famer can earn. Way to go Gerald, way to piss off the Mamba with the game on the line.
Last night’s game between the Nets and Lakers was an entertaining nail biter. It went down to the wire and came down to some freethrows that needed to be made by Kobe.
So Gerald Wallace decided to use some tricks on Kobe and challenge him to shoot them shots with his eyes close.
Kobe didn’t bite, or at least without challenging Wallace back with a bet. Wallace later explained...
Kobe Bryant and Gerald Wallace took trash talk to another level on Tuesday night.credit: blogs.ocweekly.com
The Los Angeles Lakers opened the Mike D’Antoni era with a 5 point win over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night. It’s a solid win for a team who started the year out sluggishly, considering the Nets are thought to be one of the better teams in the league this year.