Per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, a league source reported on Wednesday that the Brooklyn Nets' veteran forward has been fined $5,000 for his second flopping offense.
The offense came in the Nets' 95-90 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. Running down the floor in the third quarter, Evans threw himself right at the official, drawing a "foul" on Metta World Peace. The Lakers forward and head coach Mike D'Antoni were clearly astounded by the call.
Headed into the season, there was a lot of debate surrounding what would constitute a flop and if it would be enforced.
Well, it appears it has indeed been enforced, and anyone in the world could tell Evans was flopping in this instance. According to Wojnarowski, a league executive called Evans "the star" of flopping in the preseason.
Of course, that wasn't a very compelling flop, at least for those who actually saw what happened (unlike the official).
Hopefully, this will change the antics of players such as Evans. While some call flopping an art (see: Manu Ginobili and his wizardry), it's nice to know that a player will be punished for such an obvious acting job.
While Evans drew a foul on Metta World Peace on Tuesday night, I'm guessing he's thinking it wasn't worth it after the $5,000 fine and ensuing embarrassment of holding such an unseemly record.
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