Corey Brewer’s efforts last weekend guarding LeBron James during the Minnesota Timberwolves Kevin Love-less loss to the Miami Heat caught the attention of the league’s anti-flopping police.
This sophisticated work of fine craftsmanship was determined by the National Basketball Association to be worth five thousand dollars.
The Associated Press had it…
The punishment was levied on Monday.
The incident occurred late in the first quarter of Minnesota’s 103-82 loss to Miami on Saturday. Brewer was jockeying for rebounding position with Heat star LeBron James. After James bumped Brewer off the block, Brewer flailed his arms and thrust his body toward the free-throw line to act like he’d been pushed hard.
Brewer was warned by the NBA last month for flopping. The league instituted a crackdown on the practice prior to last season.
He’s only the second player to receive a fine as James Harden was fined last month.
That Houston’s James Harden was the first to receive an actual fine for flopping is a little hard to believe. Not because Harden’s flopping game isn’t up to par — it’s more than respectable, it’s quality work — but that there are so many flopping artists out there the league would have to drop from the heights of Harden to Brewer while skipping over other floppers of greater renown and sophistication on Brewer’s own team before getting to Corey seems like the flopping police have been taking some time off.
I will leave you with a couple examples.
Chris Paul has a nice mix tape out there…
JJ’s had some good ones, too…