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NBA hands out first flopping warnings

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04:25 AM ET 11.06 | When it was announced late in the NBA offseason that this year the league would be cracking down on flopping, we all chuckled and said it would be a matter of days before the first warning was handed out. About five days is the exact number. The first (historic, as some are calling it) flopping warnings were handed out on Monday as the league notified Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea and Cavaliers guard Donald Sloan, telling them to knock it off. The two cases are very different, as Sloan was clearly guilty of his offense, while Barea could argue that his flop wasn't really a flop at all. Sloan's flop is exactly what the NBA is trying to crack down against. Even as he claims he was shoved by Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich, video evidence we have at FanSided harshly suggests otherwise.

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J.J. Barea, AP Photo/ Jim Mone J.J. Barea, AP Photo/ Jim Mone
November 6, 2012  01:34 PM ET

They need to start slapping them.

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November 6, 2012  02:51 PM ET

I feel like they betrayed Ginobili by not waiting until he got back to start handing them out.

November 6, 2012  03:42 PM ET
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I feel like they betrayed Ginobili by not waiting until he got back to start handing them out.

LOL!

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November 7, 2012  08:35 AM ET

Like A Fish Out Of Water, Bros?

 
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