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111213-CP3Los 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:

Paul put on a theatrical display when Timberwolves guard, Ricky Rubio, attempted to front Paul in the post. Video of the incident can be seen here.

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.