LeBron James receives anti-flopping warning from NBA after play on Friday

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Erik García Gundersen
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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James became the latest profile example of the NBA’s attempts to enforce their anti-flopping policy. Following last night’s 115-105 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, the NBA announced that LeBron James has received a warning from the NBA after violating the NBA’s anti-flopping policy during the second quarter of last night’s win.

Portland Trail Blazers guard Gary Trent Jr. and Houston Rockets guard Mason Jones was warned for flopping in a game earlier this month for his flop on a 3-point attempt against the Charlotte Hornets. However, James is clearly the biggest and most high profile offender of the anti-flopping policy. The last time James was disciplined by the NBA’s anti-flopping policy was in the 2013 playoffs when he was fined $5,000 in a series against the Indiana Pacers.

The last player to receive a fine for violating the NBA’s anti-flopping policy was Boston’s Marcus Smart, who was fined during the 2020 NBA playoffs for flopping.

Following last night’s victory, the Lakers are back on the road where they’ll face a Denver Nuggets team they beat 114-93 on Feb. 4.

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