The NBA Issues its First Flopping Warnings November 06, 2012 13:32
The NBA, on Monday night, issued its first ever flopping warnings. The players involved were JJ Barea of the Minnesota Timberwolves, and Donald Sloan on the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Barea was called after he threw his upper body backwards in an exaggerated manner after contact with Jimmer Fredette in the game against Sacramento on Friday night. Sloan was called after he threw himself to the ground a few feet after contact was initiated with Nazr Mohammed in the game against Chicago on Friday.
The New anti-flopping policy was just introduced by the NBA this season, in an effort to stop players from trying to sway a referees decision by over-acting when an incident occurs on court.
Players receive their first warning free, but then each following offence comes with a fine. If Barea or Sloan is called again, they'll each receive a $5,000 fine, then a $10,000 fine for a third offence, $15,000 for a fourth and $30,000 for a fifth.