The NBA handed out it’s first-ever flopping warnings Monday to Minnesota’s J.J. Barea and Cleveland’s Donald Sloan for their “flops” Friday, according to a report on the league’s website.
The NBA’s new rule defines a “flops” as “an attempt to either fool referees into calling undeserved fouls or fool fans into thinking the referees missed a foul call by exaggerating the effect of contact with an opposing player,” according to the report.
Each player gets a warning for a first offense, while a second offense carries a fine of $5,000.
According to the report, Barea’s “flops” Friday was after opposing guard Jimmer Fredette moved his forearm towards Barea’s face and it resulted in an offensive foul called on Fredette.
Sloan’s “flops” was a big fall after a what seemed like a slight bump by Chicago’s Nazr Mohammed, who was moving a little, at halfcourt.