With some made for TV movie acting Lance Stephenson became the first player to be fined four times in NBA history or more for violating “the anti-flop” policy. Last night during a heated match-up, the Indiana Pacers defeated the Miami Heat. With a little help from the referees and flopping by the Pacers LeBron James got a quick five fouls early in the 3rd quarter.
Congrats Lance, you just made NBA history! But really, what’s $10k if you can get LeBron ejected?
If anyone doesn’t know here’s the playoff flop policy:
Any player who is determined to have committed a flop during the 2013 Playoffs will be subject to the following:
Violation 1: $5,000 fine
Violation 2: $10,000 fine
Violation 3: $15,000 fine
Violation 4: $30,000 fine
If a player violates the anti-flopping rule five times or more, he will be subject to discipline that is reasonable under the circumstances, including an increased fine and/or suspension.
In other news… Roy Hibbert was also fined for flopping.