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