(NEW YORK) — Brooklyn Nets forward Reggie Evans was fined $5,000 for flopping making him the first NBA player to be fined in accordance to the league’s new anti-flopping rules.
Evans was fined for picking up his second flopping violation of the season. He picked up the second violation during the Nets’ loss to the Lakers Tuesday night, in a play involving the Lakers Metta World Peace.
Although Evans has become the first to receive this fine, it is not much of a surprise.
Evans was one of the main players featured in the NBA’s flopping demonstration video that was shown to players this preseason.
If Evans is fined again it would result in a $10,000 fine. A fourth violation would be a $15,000 fine, a fifth $30,000 and six or more could lead to a suspension.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN