Brooklyn Nets’ forward Reggie Evans was prominently displayed in the NBA’s anti-flopping video and it hasn’t taken him long to live up to his name. He already was warned for flopping once after the Nets took on the Boston Celtics two weeks ago and now he’s been fined $5,000 for flopping against the Lakers. That makes him the first player fined under the league’s new anti-flopping rules.
The most recent incident took place in the third quarter on Tuesday. Metta World Peace hit Evans with an elbow, it wasn’t anything serious just incidental contact, but Evans’ reaction was over the top and drew a foul.
After the game World Peace called Evans out for his flop on Twitter.
“You can not flop and play for Brooklyn..!! Brooklyn equals, red bricks, streets, the gutter, Marcy, soul in the hole, Gershwin park,etc…”
Evans is the first player fined. The new rules state that a player gets a warning first then is fined $5,000. The fine increases by an additional $5,000 with each additional flop upto $30,000. After that the NBA can take further actions including suspension.
Here is a link to Evans’ flopping incident against the Celtics. Below is the more recent occurrence against the Lakers.