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Rockets’ Chandler Parsons receives warning for flopping vs. Pelicans (VIDEO)

Jan 16, 2014, 9:27 PM EDT

Chandler Parsons of the Rockets became the latest player to receive a warning for violating the league’s anti-flopping rules on Thursday, and the offense was more than deserving of the extremely benign punishment.

The offending play took place in the fourth quarter against the Pelicans, and saw Parsons intentionally flail himself beyond half court after coming into contact with Eric Gordon.

The league has taken the lighter approach of shaming players in the hopes that the behavior will change over time. But as we mention just about every time one of these warnings or small fines are issued, no real change is likely to happen unless the penalties for this low-level type of cheating are far more severe.

  1. tdl8 - Jan 17, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    That’s nothing compared to the LeBron and Heat flops but they NEVER gets warned or fined! Adam Silver just said he won’t be making any changes when he takes over in 2 weeks so I guess Stern’s golden boy’s will continue to get handed special treatment too! Getting handed 2 rings by the refs isn’t enough! Joey Crawford should just be the official ref for all Heat games since he is the new Tim Donaghy!

  2. theromeo2k - Jan 17, 2014 at 1:43 AM

    Another Aspiring AllStar Flopper.

  3. theRed - Jan 17, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    He almost flopped back into a defensive position on the other side of the court, which is also something that is rare for the Houston backcourt the past couple of years.

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