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Dwyane Wade fined for flopping (video)

Jun 9, 2014, 5:02 PM EDT

I’m often slow to blame players for flopping, because most accusations assume players have perfect body control. I’m wary about charging intent when, sometimes, players just lose their balance.

No need to give the benefit of the doubt here.

Dwyane Wade was standing still with the ball in the second quarter of Game 2 when Manu Ginobili went for a steal. Ginobili might have nicked the ball, but he sure didn’t hit Wade, who jerked his head back and held his face while feigning pain.

That flop got Wade a couple free throws and a $5,000 fine from the NBA.

Dan Patrick Show: Flopping too big an issue in today’s NBA

  1. newyorkball82 - Jun 10, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    For a team that is so confident in their “Big 3” they sure have to flop quite a bit. Also, anyone that says the Chalmers elbow was soft has never been elbowed or even gotten the wind knocked of them before. Look at the contrast of the reactions… Wade didn’t get hit (beside Ginobli’s finger making contact with his hand) but acted like Mike Tyson just sucker punched him and Parker got a legitimate elbow to the ribs/stomach and stayed on the floor for a few minutes to catch his breath. If wade had gotten elbowed like that he probably would’ve been brought to ICU.

    • southbeachtalent - Jun 10, 2014 at 9:27 AM

      sucker punched by Tyson.. a bit much..

      Derek Fisher…

      The Mecca…


    • nard100 - Jun 10, 2014 at 11:27 AM

      Where is the comment about Chalmers getting poked in the eye and not even a call? The fine was valid, no doubt on Wade. Trust me it will be haters paradise for you in tonight’s game as Wade probably won’t get a call for the rest of the series, when you know full well that the Spurs have some pretty epic floppers too. Keep on hatin’ NY.

  2. unxpexted1 - Jun 10, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Honestly, flopping is a part of the game and going to be hard to govern. My biggest problem is when the stars and superstars start flopping. It’s one thing when Shane Battier flops, its another to have the stars of the NBA like a Lebron or Wade flop like that. I just think it looks bad on the league when your best players resort to those tactics. Not something you saw with Mike and Kobe and the likes even the flopping was still going on.

    • bigbenh8tr - Jun 10, 2014 at 10:06 AM

      Hence why the Heat is the most hated team since the bad boys in Detroit. Not sure I’ve seen a team disliked so much in any sport in my lifetime, it’s actually pretty hilarious.

  3. mrbiz8505 - Jun 10, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    Flopper AND Liar

  4. norcalkingsfan - Jun 10, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    First off, Kenny Smith is an idiot; had to just say that. …. anyways, back to flopping.

    There should be immediate booth review — so it doesn’t interrupt game play — of every foul call on the court. Those who flop get a technical awarded at the next break in game play.

    Also, make the fines relative to the person’s income. Fine the player a gradually-increasing percentage of their income. Those who make the big bucks will be fined the big bucks. This way, all players are impacted by the fine equally, relative to their pay.

    On a side note, glad to see it happened to Manu. Historically, that guy is first team all flopper.

    • tved12 - Jun 10, 2014 at 2:15 PM

      PS, I’m not a Heat or Spurs fan, I just think it’s terrible to see this in the Finals.

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