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Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 at 4:45 pm  |  13 responses

Gerald Wallace Fined $5,000 for Flopping


The first two NBA players fined for flopping are both Brooklyn Nets. Gerald Wallace joined teammate Reggie Evans in being financially dinged for what the League considered a flop (video of the offending play can be seen here.) The next fine would cost Wallace $10,000. The NBA also announced today that Chauncey Billups received a flopping warning: “Gerald Wallace of the Brooklyn Nets violated the league’s anti-flopping rules for the second time during the Nets vs. Heat game on Dec. 1, he has been fined $5,000.”

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  • Caboose

    Good call NBA.

  • zogs19994

    GERALD WALLACE = FISH ON LAND

  • LakeShow

    Geezuz that was ridiculous…
    The flop, not the fine.

  • http://twitter.com/iskolares Edcel Ceniza

    Did billups get a flop warning for his flop on a 3-point attempt which caused utah the game?

    —– edit—-

    My bad did not read the whole article :D

  • zogs19994

    YOU COULD’VE JUST DELETED YOU’RE COMMENT….

  • bringbackthesonics

    he should consider a career in the wwe

  • http://twitter.com/iskolares Edcel Ceniza

    and who are you to dictate me with what I want to do with my comment? Thanks, Captain Capslock.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    It doesn’t make any sense that the NBA is fining floppers. The refs should be able to give technicals for flops in game. Sure, fining may stop flopping in the regular season, but during the playoffs, when players want to win no matter what, they will still flop because them losing money does not hurt the team’s chances of winning. However, if the refs could call technical fouls for flopping, then it would stop completely. Players would realize that flopping is risking their team’s success.

  • zogs19994

    NO PROBLEM EDCEL………LOL…….EDCEL

  • pposse

    i just saw the replay of that, this is chauncey’s go to move in the clutch, its really sad; he’s been doing this for atleast 8 years now in last minute situations. The best was when one time he pulled that same move on Marbury but Marbury didn’t even challenge the shot and Chauncey airballed the three pt attempt with his feet all flailing out looking like a super scrub

  • LLC#12

    Hard for a ref to judge what is/isn’t a flop in real-time though, easier for us to spot a flop on TV.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    I understand that, but its hard for refs to judge the difference between charges and blocking fouls…doesn’t stop them from making their calls.

  • http://twitter.com/iskolares Edcel Ceniza

    And you have a problem with my name to prove a point? And your point is?

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