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League warns Nuggets Corey Brewer after flop vs. Clippers

Mar 11, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT

That play is pretty much exactly why the league added the flopping warning this season.

The Nuggets’ Corey Brewer is running down court side-by-side with the Clippers’ Eric Bledsoe last Thursday (a Nuggets win), then there is minor contact and Brewer sells it like they were a sniper in the third row. And it worked, he got the call.

Now he’s gotten a flopping warning from the league. Next time he gets a $5,000 fine.

The system apparently has worked, the incidents of obvious flops have seemed to drop as the season wore on.

But the real test is ahead — the playoffs.

Flopping became and issue in the playoffs last season and while guys seem less willing to risk a fine or the embarrassment of being called out for something right now, that could change with a lot more on the line in the postseason. No word from the league on if it will change or increase the flopping penalties for the postseason. But that’s when the league needs it to stop, when everybody is watching the games and there is more on the line. But when there is more on the line there is more incentive to do whatever it takes to give your team an edge.

Thanks to Ben Golliver at Sports Illustrated for the video above.

  1. michaeljordanseviltwin - Mar 11, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    He had two very obvious flops in this game and one other questionable flop. I wonder if you can be warned and fined in the same game.

  2. broncobeta - Mar 11, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Did Bledsoe push off? Yes. Did he exaggerate the play, hell yes?

    It should have been a non-call, but it’s hilarious to hear Clipper fans complain about another team flopping.

  3. totallyuselessme - Mar 11, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Am I the only one who doesn’t mind flopping?

    I think it’s hilarious!

  4. southbeachtalent - Mar 11, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    He almost really hurt himself! Way to sell it.

  5. manchestermiracle - Mar 11, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    He was unduly influenced by the team he was playing against.

  6. sneakerhead11 - Mar 11, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Brewer gets warned about flopping. Really. Wether he did or not I’ve seen far worse, CP3 is he perfect example. Just like the NBA to crack down on a non superstar player. I wonder how many warnings Paul has received.

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