Josh Newman, SNYNets.com
The Brooklyn Nets officially lead the NBA in anti-flopping fines.
On Wednesday afternoon, Gerald Wallace was fined $5,000 for a second violation of the NBA’s anti-flopping rules. The second violation stems from an incident late in the third quarter of a 102-89 loss at the Miami Heat on Dec. 1.
That anti-flopping violation was his second in four games after he received a warning following a seemingly-needless play with 16.4 seconds to go in overtime of a 96-89 win over the New York Knicks on Nov. 26. Wallace stepped in front of a streaking Carmelo Anthony and clearly flopped up around the 3-point line with the Nets up by that 96-89 score.
The Nets are now the only team in the NBA to have two players fined $5,000. Reggie Evans was warned for an incident during the Nets’ 102-97 home win over the Boston Celtics on Nov. 15 and was then fined the $5,000 after an incident during a 95-90 loss at the Los Angeles Lakers on Nov. 20.
Under the new anti-flopping rules, a third violation would result in a $10,000 fine. A fourth violation would result in a $15,000 fine, a fifth $30,000, and six or more could lead to a suspension.
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