Glen Davis of the Clippers has been fined $5,000 for violating the NBA’s anti-flopping rules, the league announced on Saturday via official release.
Arash Markazi: Corey Brewer has been fined $5,000 for violating anti-flopping rules in last night’s game against the Clippers. nba.com/official
Houston Rockets guard Jason Terry has been fined $5,000 by the NBA for violating the league’s anti-flopping rules during Game 2 of Houston’s first-round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks. The incident occurred with 6:25 remaining in the third quarter of Rockets’ 111-99 victory over the Mavericks last night at Toyota Center.
Russell Westbrook became the latest player to get tagged with a warning for violating the league’s anti-flopping rules, for this play that occurred during his team’s loss to the Clippers. Westbrook flailed and attempted to exaggerate contact on a three-point attempt, when there didn’t appear to be much contact at all.
At one point during the Warriors’ easy win over the Clippers on Sunday, Glen Davis flopped (and flopped hard) after receiving a slight bit of contact in the chin from Leandro Barbosa. The announcers laughed at the replay, because it was just so ridiculous. But perhaps an even greater embarrassment came a couple of days later, when Barbosa tweeted the clip of the flop himself.
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It seems as though fooling the officials into calling a foul when there wasn’t one is among the criteria the league looks at when deciding to crack down. J.J. Redick and Andre Drummond are the latest to receive warnings, and in both cases, fouls were called when the contact appeared to have been exaggerated.
P.J. Hairston scored 11 points in the Hornets’ loss to the visiting Spurs on Wednesday night. Hairston gave it everything he had in his 21 minutes of action, including this incredible flop where he drew slight contact from Tony Parker at the free throw line and threw his body backwards like he had been shot in the stomach with a cannonball. Hairston ended up sliding into the feet of Gregg Popovich while Danny Green hit a wide-open three-pointer.
Indiana Pacers guard C.J. Watson has been fined $5,000 by the NBA for violating the league’s anti-flopping rules for the second time this season. The incident occurred with 7:07 remaining in the first quarter of Indiana’s 105-101 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday, Jan. 5, at EnergySolutions Arena. View here.
Anderson Varejao and Draymond Green were both caught committing mild infractions, but this one from Amir Johnson, who jumped, flailed and fell to the floor for no good reason, was the most egregious of the bunch.
Los Angeles Lakers’ Nick Young received a warning for violating the league’s anti-flopping rule during the Lakers vs. Hawks game on Tuesday, Nov. 18. (VIDEO)
“He got mad I back-picked him,” said Faried. “I’m playing offense, I’m making sure my point guard got open, and he ran into the back pick trying to go to my point guard. Then he got mad about it and pushed me. Yeah, I fell down to make sure the ref saw it.”
Faried flopped to the ground, and the two had to be separated by teammates. In his post game press conference, Coach Stotts said he didn’t know if the play was dirty or not, but understood why his point guard was upset. “That was a tough screen. I just quickly saw the replay, so I’m not sure if it was a dirty play. I just know that you can’t set a blind screen. You know, he was setting a screen, Steve didn’t see it coming, so I think it had more of an effect than maybe the intent.”
After getting a flopping warning in the previous game against Miami, Tucker was fined by the league for flopping in Tuesday night’s game at Denver when Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried fouled him from behind on a rebound. Tucker stumbled into the stanchion without much of a shove in the back. Tucker said he “fell kind of funny” and “sold it a little bit” but was definitely pushed. “I’m still going to play like I play,” Tucker said. “It ain’t going to change nothing. “Me getting fined $5,000 for flopping is something that couldn’t be so opposite of how I play. It’s more the implication that I’m a flopper. I think that bothers me more than the actual fine.”