The NBA is the best. Not only are they announcing which players are warned under their new flopping regulations, but they’re even posting videos of the violations.
Minnesota Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donald Sloan were the first players caught for overreactions to physical play.
Barea was warned for flopping with ten minutes remaining in Friday’s matchup against the Sacramento Kings. Sloan got his warning for falling to the ground despite little contact with six minutes remaining against the Chicago Bulls on Friday.
A first violation receives a warning, while fines for second through fifth occurences range from $5,000 to $30,000. Perhaps players will stop their Academy Award winning dives when their bank account is suddenly thirty grand short.
Watch Barea and Sloan’s rule breaking acting in the videos below.