Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul is considered by many to be one of the best players in the NBA. It is also widely accepted that he is a master at exaggerating contact and drawing fouls. However, the NBA has been seeking to discourage players from doing just that, initiating an anti-flopping rule last season. This ruling works on a system of increasing fines after a player receives an initial warning.
Paul was found to be in violation of these rules and thus has received his one-and-only warning for the year, per an NBA release:
LAC’s Chris Paul receives flop warning ( vs. Minnesota on Nov. 11). See video at http://t.co/s31cRnMjez
— NBA Official (@NBAOfficial) November 12, 2013
If found guilty of flopping again, he will receive a $5,000 fine from the league. James Harden of the Houston Rockets is the only player in the league thus far to receive a fine, though there has been a total of four players who have received warnings. With knowledge of Paul’s playing style, I doubt this will be his only flopping infringement for the season.
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