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Gerald Wallace fined $5,000 for this flop
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On December 5, 2012 @ 7:00 pm In All,Wirenews | Comments Disabled
by Michael Katz, USA TODAY Sports
The NBA fined Brooklyn Nets forward Gerald Wallace $5,000 for his second violation of the league’s new anti-flopping rules.
Wallace is the second player to be docked money for flopping this season, joining teammate Reggie Evans.
Below is a GIF of the offending play. Watch and judge it for yourself.
More information, from the AP:
Wallace was defending a driving LeBron James on Saturday in Miami when he went tumbling backward after James put his right hand on Wallace’s body while dribbling with his left.
Wallace had previously been warned for a flop against New York on Nov. 26.
The league defines flopping as “any physical act that appears to have been intended to cause the referees to call a foul on another player.”
Players are warned for a first offense, with fines beginning at $5,000 for the second flop up to $30,000 for a fifth.
So, we have to ask: Does this get called if it’s not opposite LeBron James?
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