LeBron James, Lance Stephenson and David West Fined for Game 4 Flops (VIDEO)

by May 30, 2013
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Oh, the irony of it all. After declaring that there was nothing wrong at all with flopping, LeBron James flopped in Game 4, along with David West and Lance Stephenson, and now they’re each $5,000 poorer for it. Per the AP: “Miami’s LeBron James and Indiana’s David West and Lance Stephenson were all fined $5,000 by the NBA on Thursday for violating the league’s anti-flopping policy. James and West were penalized for the same play during a messy Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. James spun and fell and West tumbled toward the baseline during what looked like a poorly choreographed dance routine as the NBA’s MVP defended the Indiana forward. Stephenson was fined for exaggerating the contact after a slight elbow from Ray Allen following his basket, staggering back toward the sideline after making a short jumper. The NBA began fining players this year for the act of trying to fool referees into calling fouls when there had been limited contact.”