Gerald Wallace fined $5,000 by NBA for flopping

Posted on: December 5th, 2012 by Devin Kharpertian Comments

The Brooklyn Nets: First in Flop.

Gerald Wallace has been fined $5,000 by the NBA for violating the league's anti-flopping policy for the second time. Wallace, who is incurring his second flopping violation, was fined for an excessive flail-back flop on LeBron James near the end of the third quarter of Saturday night's 102-89 loss to the Miami Heat.

You can see video of the flop here.

Wallace is the second NBA player to get hit with a fine for flopping -- the first his teammate, Reginald "Reggie" "Flail Boy Magic Mr. Floptastic" Evans.

Comments

  1. avatar bronxbombers2 says:

    Until this starts costing them games (which I don’t even think is clearly defined in the flopping rules?), I couldn’t care less.

    I’m sure the league is being harder on players early in the season to set a precedent.

    1. avatar maxw16 says:

      I don’t even think that the league really cares about the flopping. I doubt that any players actually pay these fines. To me, it’s just more of a “for show” type of thing, maybe just a quirk to draw more interest in the league?

  2. avatar Paolo says:

    Flop so hard NBA wanna fine us…

  3. The Non-Euro, Euro Nets

  4. Is that a Krisy Kreme reference Paolo? I approve!

  5. avatar Sean Coon says:

    i’m still upset that the league didn’t warn KG for his flopping after hump’s “hard” foul.