Friday, 14 June 2013

NBA fines Heat’s Chris Bosh $5,000 for NBA Finals Game 4 flop vs. Spurs (Video)

The NBA announced Friday afternoon that it has fined Miami Heat center Chris Bosh $5,000 for violating the league's anti-flopping policy during Game 4 of the 2013 NBA Finals on Thursday.

The penalized play took place at the 6:07 mark of the second quarter of Miami's big 109-93 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night. Here it is, for your viewing pleasure:

Well, duh.

Bosh is the eighth player to receive a flopping fine this postseason. He joins Derek Fisher, Jeff Pendergraph, J.R. Smith, Tony Allen, LeBron James, David West and Lance Stephenson.

The league hasn't yet hit a player with a second flopping fine during the playoffs. A repeat offense would trigger a $10,000 fine in accordance with the NBA's stricter postseason flopping punishments. Third and fourth violations would cost $15,000 and $30,000, respectively.

While the second-quarter flop and subsequent non-halftime-buzzer-beating dunk weren't exactly highlights for Bosh, the All-Star big man bounced back to turn in his best game in more than a month, scoring 20 points on 8 for 14 shooting, grabbing 13 rebounds, blocking two shots, grabbing two steals and playing stellar defense in 38 strong minutes as the Heat evened up the best-of-seven Finals at two games apiece.

Game 5 tips off Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET.

Video via Beyond the Buzzer.

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