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Pistons’ Brandon Jennings fined $5,000 for second flopping violation this season

Apr 1, 2014, 5:31 PM EDT

That is a clear flop — and one that got the call, which is why guys do this.

It was a close game, there were three minutes left and the Pistons were up four, when Brandon Jennings missed a floater and the Bucks’ Jeff Adrien grabbed the board and came down. Jennings was close to him, got brushed, and then fell to the ground.

The referees called a foul on Adrien. By the way, the Pistons went on to win the game (not because of this call, but again, this is why guys flop).

Jennings had been warned for flopping by the league back in December (against the Rockets) so for this one the league hit Jennings with a $5,000 fine.

Four players had already received a flopping fine this season: James Harden, Corey Brewer, Lance Stephenson and Mario Chalmers. Another 22 players have gotten a warning from the league but there is no fine with the first offense.

Last summer David Stern could not get the league’s competition committee to stiffen the flopping fines, so they remain ineffectual. It will be interesting to see if newly minted commissioner Adam Silver has better luck. You know flopping is going to come up as an issue in the playoffs and Silver will have to address it.

  1. benjamincharlesparho - Apr 1, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    Jennings flops every time he takes a shot outside of 10 feet.

    • cmehustle - Apr 1, 2014 at 6:54 PM

      Lol!!!! ^^^

  2. tigers182 - Apr 1, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    The NBA definition of a flop is a player who is not a superstar, or a player of a New York, Chicago or Los Angeles team, who over exaggerates a foul.

    • ranfan12 - Apr 1, 2014 at 7:42 PM

      Over exaggerating is fine up to a certain point, but people will take it to the extremes like that double flop with fisher and kevin martin lol.

  3. DonKellyBaby - Apr 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Report: NBA fines Joe Dumars for assembling such a horrible roster.

    Brandon Jennings & Josh Smith suck!

    KCP stands for Kid Cant Play

  4. 22yearsagotoday - Apr 1, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    This makes my home improvement project seem like a bargain.

  5. rodyaugu - Apr 1, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    The should fine the whole pistons organization; players, coaches, and front office five grands each for flopping.

  6. 5pecialk - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:22 PM

    …And they’re going to keep doing it. $5K to a guy that makes over $90K PER GAME means nothing.

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