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Chris Bosh fined for violating league’s anti-flopping rules in Game 4 win over Spurs

Jun 14, 2013, 4:12 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO — Chris Bosh has been fined $5,000 for violating the league’s anti-flopping rules, the NBA announced on Friday via official release.

The play, seen in the video clip above, occurred with 6:07 remaining in the second quarter of the Heat’s Game 4 win over the Spurs on Thursday, and was every bit deserving of the fine handed down from the league office.

The ridiculousness of the play can be seen best in real time at about the four-second mark, where Bosh simply jumps and extends both arms to the sky after briefly battling Tim Duncan for position inside.

  1. jbeagles23 - Jun 14, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Nope it still ginoblli and he even keeps it goin on the court like he’s injured. A who was it in game 3? Didn’t Duncan fall down like he got smashed and the cameras caught him peeking at the ball goin the other way? That was a bosh flop. However it was a Duncan foul. He’s been doing it all series and bosh took extreme measures to get it called. When a pg is driving you can’t then swing in for inside position with your arms out and hold down your man.

  2. golfrangeman - Jun 14, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    If only stern decides championships I guess that means no team has won a championship since 1985. So why do you even bother watching?

  3. golfrangeman - Jun 14, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    What 2nd ? Was this before or after 7’2″ 270lbs Hibbert hit the deck 3 times in one half?

  4. chargerdillon - Jun 14, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    I am quite stunned at all the Heat-Hate. Every single post that talks about flopping being all around everybody gets thumbs down.

    Are people really so foolish to believe the Heat are the only team that flops?

    • savvybynature - Jun 14, 2013 at 11:19 PM

      The Heat are the only team that have been fined in the Finals. The Finals is the only basketball of relevance being played right now, so they are, rightfully, getting pooped on about it.
      How is that difficult to understand? That someone else flopped in 1953 doesn’t justify this pathetic display. The Finals are supposed to showcase the best bball has to offer, not the best acting Bosh can muster (if we wanted to see that we could all watch Sesame Street, it’s on PBS).

  5. golfrangeman - Jun 14, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Can’t we all just face the facts they all flop if that’s what you want to call it. Saying one player or one team does it more is like saying sure I steal I’m a thief but you steal more your more of a thief.
    When a kicker falls after being touched ( or not ) do you complain about it? Guess what that’s what they’ve been taught to do and if they don’t they lose their job

  6. scorp16 - Jun 14, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    Simple Really.

    Give the officials the ability to review any play during the course of the game they suspect to be flop. They don’t need to stop the game..they can do it during a time out.

    If said player is found to have flopped…the other team is awarded 2 T Free throws and possession plus the team is fined $25,000. If it is deemed a flop later by the league office the team is penalized by 2 T Free throws and possession to begin the next game and the team is fined $25,000

    If a player violates the flop rule 5 times during the season. He is suspended for the first playoff game. If he violates it 10x then he is suspended for the second game an so on…. If his team does not make the playoffs then they loose a ball or two or three during the draft lottery.

    • gmsingh123 - Jun 15, 2013 at 6:45 AM

      Excellent solution.

  7. cefunding1 - Jun 14, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    I liked the flow of the first three games… But this one was weird. They didn’t flop as much… Either team the first three. Just play straight up basketball and let the best team win. It really isn’t much to ask.

  8. savvybynature - Jun 15, 2013 at 1:24 AM

    Game 4 was just terribly officiated all the way around.
    They should have just stuck with the crew that did game 1. That game was a work of art.

  9. hatesycophants - Jun 15, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Reedme16 is correct. If the referees cannot recognize an actual foul, they shouldn’t be on the court. Fining players for “flops” is ridiculous. Suspending players for “flops” is a stunningly ignorant suggestion.

    Referees who don’t know when to call a foul hurt the game, “flops” don’t.

    Simple Really.

    • scorp16 - Jun 15, 2013 at 11:59 AM

      ” Suspending players for “flops” is a stunningly ignorant suggestion.”

      If you actually took the time to read the post, I’m not saying a player should be suspended for a flop. Hoewever, if the player establishes a pattern of flopping then a suspension should be under consideration. Much like the technical foul rule. If a player establishes a pattern of receiving technical fouls and accumlates 16 of them, then gues what Einstein?……He is suspended.

  10. northstarnic - Jun 15, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Because Bosh cares if you fine him $5000. This is so dumb. What disciple will the idiot in stripes receive for emphatically calling a foul on a play that was CLEARLY a flop to anybody watching the game? I couldn’t believe they called it when I was watching the game, but I suppose each ref had to play his part to even up the series.

  11. hatesycophants - Jun 15, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Thanks for recognizing youself in my post and for the entertaining reply.

  12. stayclassyasheville - Jun 15, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    David Stern should take early retirement. I’m so sick of his BS! Yes, let’s make Flopping the next big crusade. Idiot. Athletes in any sport sell the call so the refs will notice. Play on!

  13. skolvikesskol - Jun 15, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Bill Lambeer would be ashamed

  14. jeff6381 - Jun 15, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    The refs need to stop being stupid enough to fall for the flop they make the call based on the reaction instead of actual seeing the foul. Sometimes I think they anticipate the foul coming and already have the whistle ready and players already know this.

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