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NBA fining the flop

Miami guard Dwyane Wade (pictured) became the latest recipient of a postseason flopping fine Monday when the NBA ordered him to give up $5,000 after a review showed he over-exaggerated a foul during Game 2 of the finals that was charged to San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili. It was the fifth flopping violation of the playoffs, which works out to one in every 17.2 games. The NBA said 35 flops were caught in the regular season, or one in every 35.1 games. Players are not fined in the regular season until their second flop of the year; in the playoffs, every flop is a fine. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said he’s not surprised that the rate goes up in the playoffs, saying Monday that it could be as simple a reason as “more people in the league office watching each possession.” – AP



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