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Pacers’ Lance Stephenson receives flopping warning from NBA

Jan 9, 2014, 5:24 PM EDT

Lance Stephenson AP

We like to bring you these (this is the 18th this season), even though we all now that these warnings from NBA will have about the same impact as your parents warning to stop drinking your dad’s beer when you were in high school.

The Indiana Pacers’ Lance Stephenson has been warned for a flop against the Toronto Raptors Jan. 7.

Stephenson and Kyle Lowry were both going for a loose ball under the basket, Stephenson got in front of Lowry and after a minor bit of contact reacted like there was a sniper in the third row. You can see it all on the video at this link.

Just a reminder this is a trend with him — Stephenson was fined for flopping in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Heat last season, trying to draw a foul on Ray Allen.

  1. elComandanteenJefe - Jan 9, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    …and here we were thinking this guy was from Brooklyn.

  2. antistratfordian - Jan 9, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    They finally got this flopper. He flopped again down in Miami – sending LeBron to the bench with 2 fouls in the first quarter.

    I guess Scola is teaching these guys in the Ways of the Flails.

    • ranfan12 - Jan 9, 2014 at 7:44 PM

      A flop in miami, but it wasn’t the heat this time? The irony!

      • antistratfordian - Jan 9, 2014 at 7:59 PM

        No, what’s really ironic is that Indiana was previously the most vocal complainers about flopping… and look at them now!

      • ranfan12 - Jan 9, 2014 at 8:01 PM

        Lebron says it’s part of the game so it’s only fair that it gets used against him and the heat.

      • antistratfordian - Jan 10, 2014 at 11:36 AM

        Obviously, but that’s not the point. The Heat/LeBron never complained about another team’s flopping only then to become fined floppers themselves. They lived and let live.

        But Indiana looks down their noses at other clubs… “they weren’t made the right way – we were”… “they’re floppers – we’re not” – etc. And look at them now. That’s what makes this so fun and special!

    • bougin89 - Jan 10, 2014 at 9:49 AM

      You’re calling out Stephenson for doing what Lebron does?

      Mind. Blown.(not)

      • antistratfordian - Jan 10, 2014 at 11:31 AM

        Any player who flops deserves to be called out – so what does LeBron, or anyone else, have to do with Lance Stephenson’s flopping habit?

        The fun thing here though is that Vogel loved to complain about another team’s flopping – but now he’s grown a band of floppers himself. So I don’t think we’re going to hear anymore of that high horse jibber-jabber from Vogel. Hey, if you can’t beat ‘em… right?

      • bougin89 - Jan 10, 2014 at 11:40 AM

        “Any player who flops deserves to be called out”

        I agree with that.

        ” He flopped again down in Miami – sending LeBron to the bench with 2 fouls in the first quarter.”

        My only point was to point out your biased opinion of Lebron.

      • antistratfordian - Jan 10, 2014 at 11:45 AM

        You can’t really have a biased opinion of LeBron. However good one thinks LeBron is – he’s better than that. So the only thing everyone on this planet is doing is underestimating him – even me.

        But I brought up that play in Miami because some Pacers fan here was trying to tell me that it wasn’t a flop. It was a flop. I didn’t say there was anything wrong with him doing it – that’s part of the game sometimes and Miami does their fair share of it – but at least call it what it is.

      • bougin89 - Jan 10, 2014 at 11:51 AM

        “You can’t really have a biased opinion of LeBron. However good one thinks LeBron is – he’s better than that. So the only thing everyone on this planet is doing is underestimating him – even me.”

        Intelligence lost.

      • antistratfordian - Jan 10, 2014 at 11:58 AM

        ;)

      • ranfan12 - Jan 10, 2014 at 3:43 PM

        lol he’s at it again

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