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Brooklyn Nets forward Reggie Evans has become the first player to be fined for flopping by the NBA, penalized $5,000 for a second offense.
Evans was punished after exaggerating light contact from the Lakers' Metta World Peace on Tuesday night, nearly crashing into a referee standing along the sideline a few feet away.
Evans had received a warning for going down with little or no contact while battling for a rebound against Boston on Nov. 15.
The NBA instituted a set of rules this season in hopes of ending the act of a player trying to fool referees into calling a foul when he was only lightly touched or perhaps not at all. After an initial warning, fines rise to $5,000, $10,000, $15,000 and $30,000 for repeated offenses.
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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...
Reggie Evans became the first player to receive a monetary fine for flopping.
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.
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