Chris Bosh fined $5,000 for floppingPosted by Inside Hoops
The NBA continues to do its part in trying to curb a growing fad by players to flop their way into getting a favorable call from the officials.
Miami Heat center Chris Bosh has been fined $5,000 by the NBA for violating the league’s anti-flopping rules during Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
The incident occurred with 6:07 remaining in the second quarter of the Heat’s 109-93 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, June 13 at the AT&T Center.
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Some fans have asked why more players aren’t receiving flopping fines, but there’s no way to prove that a player really fell in a manner that wasn’t natural. Even some falls that look “obvious” aren’t quite so clear when seen from a different angle.
But, what Bosh did in that play certainly did look like he exaggerated what little contact there was.
Fortunately for Bosh and the Heat, his team came away with a big Game 4 win.