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Video: Rockets Patterson latest warned for flopping (and he did)

Nov 26, 2012, 10:22 PM EDT

Patrick Patterson of the Houston Rockets, come on down — you’re the next contestant in the “NBA league office has warned you for flopping.”

And rightfully so, watch the play above. He anticipates the contact with Tyson Chandler but that contact never happens and Patterson still hits the deck. That is a vintage flop, the kind of thing the NBA is trying to crack down on.

First offense is a warning, which is what Patterson got. Also warned have been the Thunder’s Kevin Martin, the Timberwolves’ J.J. Barea and the Cavaliers’ Donald Sloan. The Nets Reggie Evans has both been warned, did it again and fined $5,000. His next offense (which may have come against the Knicks on Monday night) earns him a $10,000 fine.

  1. shivablast - Nov 26, 2012 at 11:42 PM

    Oh no! not 5 or 10 grand?! that’s far too harsh. the NBA needs to take a page out of the NFLs book and suspend on the third offense.

  2. paulydefense - Nov 27, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    FreePP

    Huntington stand up

  3. dko83 - Nov 27, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    As a UK homer, you hate to see this. Don’t do it again P Pat, we all know you’re better than that in KY…

  4. abchome - Nov 27, 2012 at 12:55 AM

    Please also warn stars!

    • nomad57 - Nov 27, 2012 at 9:02 AM

      I’m looking at you Chris Paul!

  5. gmsalpha - Nov 27, 2012 at 7:04 AM

    That was hilarious.

    With a flop that egregious, he better watch out because you know the league office will be watching Patterson more closely.

  6. bangwai - Nov 27, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Wow, that flop deserves a razzie.

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