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Updated: December 9th, 2013 3:32pm
NBA fines Corey Brewer $5K for second flopping violation of the season

NBA fines Corey Brewer $5K for second flopping violation of the season

by Derek Wetmore
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The NBA on Monday announced it has fined Corey Brewer $5,000 for violating the league's anti-flopping rule in Saturday's loss to the Miami Heat.

First-time offenders get off with a warning but subsequent violators are slapped with escalating fines, beginning at $5,000. This is Brewer's second violation of anti-flopping policy. Brewer and Kevin Love both were warned for flopping Nov. 3 in a win against the New York Knicks.

Here's a video of Brewer's most recent violation.

LeBron James went up for a rebound after Ray Allen missed a corner 3-pointer. Instead of gaining position or battling for the rebound, Brewer jumped and flailed his arms with little or no contact from James.

The fines begin at $5,000, "with the threat of suspension for players who violate the policy on more than six occasions," according to Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
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In this story: Corey Brewer, Kevin Love