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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 to cut back on the exaggerated pratfalls.
In the first three weeks of the season, Evans already has flopped twice and a third violation could cost the 11-year journeyman player $10,000.
While World Peace has a reputation for rough play, Evans has been known to take more falls than a soccer player. In a preseason flopping video shown to players, Evans was what one league executive called, "the star."
Evans' style of play could lead to fines of $15,000 for a fourth violation, and $35,000 for a fifth. His on-the-court acting may not lead to an Academy Award but a sixth violation could lead to Evans' suspension.
J.J. Barea, Kevin Martin and Donald Sloan are the only other players with reported warnings at this time.
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...
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...
While I despise the new rule, I hate flopping even more.
Reggie Evans became the first player to receive a monetary fine for flopping.
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.
Ten games are now under the belt of the Brooklyn Nets and with a record of 6-4 it remains unclear how the rest of the season will unfold. The Nets have looked good in spurts, taking care of games against teams with less talent, and have also dropped to teams like the Lakers and Heat which were expected. Their defense is an obvious concern and getting back Gerald...
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
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