Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Congrats to Nets Reggie Evans, first player to be fined for flopping

Brooklyn Nets reserve power forward Reggie Evans became the first player in the NBA to be fined under the league's new anti-flopping rules.

The league announced Wednesday night that Evans was fined $5,000 for picking up his second flopping violation of the season late in the third quarter of Tuesday night's 95-90 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.

"Feel like the FEDS looking at the Boi. #iaintlyin!!!!!!!!!!!!" Evans tweeted.

After Evans made a pass near midcourt against the Lakers, he was contacted by Metta World Peace, but overexaggerated the contact as to make it look like a shove. World Peace was whistled for a foul.

World Peace took issue with Evans' flop, as well as what he thought were two flops by Gerald Wallace of the Nets, in a series of tweets after Tuesday's game.

"What was the best flop tonight? out of the three?i am so happy the nba charges $5000 per flop......" World Peace tweeted. "The two gerad wallace flops were crazy..lol i am on the court like"what in the world"!!! it is crazy because i am still strong but quicker. i was so nervous when gerald wallace flopped twiced.lol i thought the ref ws going to call a foul on me.. Nick Batum got me in portland.

"i can see overseas players flopping but not american players.. they made the rule for the overseas players.. but now its out of hand..... the refs did a good job on the gerald wallace flops... but they missed the reggie evans flop.... its ok.. they will catch the next ones ... You can not flop and play for brooklyn..!! Brooklyn equals , red bricks, streets, the gutter, marcy,soul in the hole,gershwin park,etc..."

Evans was warned for a flop during the Nets' 102-97 victory against the Boston Celtics last Thursday.

Evans' next 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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