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LeBron, David West, Lance Stephenson all fined $5,000 for flopping (VIDEO)

May 30, 2013, 9:57 AM EDT

On twitter and in the comments of this blog, the anti-LeBron James forces have been begging for him fined by the league for flopping. They wanted it so bad they can taste it.

They got it. They are going to celebrate this like the defeat of Sauron.

LeBron James and David West were both fined $5,000 by the league for flopping by the league on the double-flop play you see above during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Look under the basket in the video, where LeBron is covering West — when West goes to post up the two make contact then both of them flop to the ground like there was a sniper in the grassy knoll.

Good call by the league, they both earned it. That was some bad acting.

But don’t expect this to stop either of them from trying to sell calls in the future — the Heat and Pacers are in a hard-fought 2-2 series and LeBron has said selling calls is no big deal.

In addition, West’s foul on Dwyane Wade with 5:57 left in Game 4 was upgraded to a flagrant-1 by the league.

Also fined for flopping was Indiana’s Lance Stephenson for his rather blatant attempt to get a foul called on Ray Allen, as you can see below.

  1. jaerba - May 30, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    I’m actually curious who in the league office thought $5,000 would be a meaningful deterrent to NBA players.

    • tcclark - May 30, 2013 at 3:46 PM

      I want to know what they’re planning on doing with the 5 grand. A multi-billion dollar company like the NBA can do a lot of good with an extra $5,000 to spend. I hope they don’t spend it all in one place.

  2. tcclark - May 30, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    If i was fined $5,000 it would really hurt me, but I could get by without it. Lebron just has to start using toilet paper instead of hundred dollar bills.

  3. michiganhockey11 - May 30, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    Someone tell me why a $5k fine means anything to a bunch of overpaid pansies?

  4. piscataquis007 - May 30, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    Flopping should draw a technical foul. Do it twice inthe same game, you’re gone.

  5. zickhead - May 30, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    All NBA Flop First Team

    PG: Chris Paul
    SG: Ray Allen
    SF:Shane Battier
    PF: Reggie Evans
    C: Omer Asik

  6. philliephaninva - May 30, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    What? LeBron got fined for flopping? No way! He says he never flops.

  7. delashmit - May 31, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Be a man Lebron and stop flopping. If you keep flopping will will call you QUEEN James. You never saw Michael, Magic, Larry, Shaq, Malone (Karl and Moses), Hakeem, Baylor, West, Russell flopping. They played like real men.

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