PJ Hairston may only be a rookie, but he demonstrated that he’s already mastered the Art of the Flop.

The NBA smacked Hairston with a $5K fine Thursday afternoon, after he hilariously transformed into a human tornado Wednesday night and went flying into San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.

From the press release:

Charlotte Hornets guard-forward P.J. Hairston 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 11:04 remaining in the fourth quarter of Charlotte’s 98-93 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Time Warner Cable Arena.