Brooklyn Nets Reggie Evans First Player to Receive Flopping Fine
Evans was fined $5,000 for his second flopping penalty of the season which occurred late in the third quarter of the Nets 95-90 loss on Tuesday night to the Los Angeles Lakers. Following a mid-court pass, Evans was ran into by Lakers forward Metta World Peace but Evans over-exaggerated so that the contact would resemble a foul in order to get the whistle and call. The flop worked at the moment as the referees called a foul on World Peace however in the end it was Evans who was hit with the harsher penalty.
After hearing the news Evans tweeted, “Feel like the FEDS looking at the Boi. #iaintlyin!!!!!!!!!!!!,” on his Twitter account.
Evans first violation of the anti-flopping rules came in the Nets 102-97 victory over the Boston Celtics last week which the 10-year veteran was warned by the league. Now with this being his second offense under the anti-flopping policy he must be fined $5,000 for this occurrence, $10,000 if there is to be a third violation, $15,000 for a fourth violation, $30,000 for a fifth one and possible suspension for anything over five violations.
World Peace was shocked that Evans received a fine and not Nets starting small forward Gerald Wallace for what he felt were two flops during Tuesday night’s contest. When hearing about the Association’s decision to fine Evans, the basketball player formerly known as Ron Artest tweeted, “That’s ridiculous. Are you kidding me? I’d rather Gerald Wallace get fined than Evans.”