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Chauncey Billups latest to receive warning for flopping (VIDEO)

Dec 5, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

Chauncey Billups became the latest offender of the league’s policy against flopping on Wednesday, receiving a warning for this kickout of his left leg late in the Clippers win over the Jazz on December 3.

It’s a clear flop, but the problem is that it worked to perfection. L.A. was trailing by two, and Billups was awarded three free throws for his actions. He made two of the three, and it helped the Clippers come away with a 105-104 victory.

It almost seems like the league’s purpose with these warnings to put the responsibility of calls made by the officials on the players, rather than on the referees themselves. The fines need to be harsher or suspensions need to be levied if that’s the true intention, because there’s no taking away those three free throws that were illegitimately earned by Billups.

  1. lmoneyfresh - Dec 5, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    Flop City.

    • dannymac17 - Dec 5, 2012 at 4:50 PM

      Who also happens to be in first place in the pacific.

      I’ll take it.

      • letangusespertplus - Dec 5, 2012 at 6:25 PM

        you have a vagina.

  2. ihavenonickname - Dec 5, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    well that didn’t take long. He’s a pro at it.

    • franchiseplaya - Dec 5, 2012 at 4:13 PM

      the refs that make foul calls on flops should also get fined. how can an official that is supposedly the best the game has to offer get fooled like this? i get its split second and they dont have the luxury of replay but i think we can all agree that none of us needed a replay on that one.

      • lmoneyfresh - Dec 5, 2012 at 5:57 PM

        You’re making the mistake of thinking the NBA cares about the quality of their officiating.

  3. stinkfingers - Dec 5, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    A warning huh? That’ll learn him.

    The Spurs get fined a quarter million for resting starters (and damn near won), but stuff like this is gets a warning.

    David Stern is a joke.

    • dannymac17 - Dec 5, 2012 at 4:50 PM

      That is the stupidest comparison ever.

      • letangusespertplus - Dec 5, 2012 at 6:27 PM

        nah, its actually a good one. you’re just a dope.

  4. tubal22 - Dec 5, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    He only made two of the free throws. He missed the 3rd.

    • scalfor3 - Dec 5, 2012 at 9:50 PM

      so he only got 2 undeserved points instead of 3…

      • tubal22 - Dec 6, 2012 at 12:55 AM

        I was pointing out an error in the article, which has since been fixed.

  5. staff2cj - Dec 5, 2012 at 4:54 PM


    • paleihe - Dec 5, 2012 at 5:05 PM

      You must like it enough to follow blogs and post comments.

  6. bjerkrulez - Dec 5, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Woah! I would call it a veteran move if you ask me…foolish but wise lmao
    Not a Billups fanatic but he sold it good to the refs

  7. BigBeachBall - Dec 5, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    Why use up your flop “credits” on a regular season game?

  8. abchome - Dec 5, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    It’s well worth the warning for a game changing play.

  9. jerdogthompson - Dec 5, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    Couldn’t have been the fact he didn’t want to land awkward on that surgically repaired Achilles. What a bunch of know nothing moronic idiots you foolios r.

    Enjoy mediocrity Laker fans, or should I say new identity Clipper haters.

    • manchestermiracle - Dec 6, 2012 at 10:21 AM

      As opposed to your “old identity Laker hater?” As soon as the Clippers actually accomplish something you can claim they have haters. Forty years of having never won a single thing doesn’t produce haters, it just makes people wonder how they even lasted this long.

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