James Harden Fined $5,000 For Flopping
Source: Kurt Helin, NBC Sports
James Harden had been warned before this season, then on Saturday against the Clippers the flop in the video link below happened, and it was a flop. Harden drove the lane, missed the shot, got his own rebound as he faced the baseline behind the basket, Blake Griffin came up close to defend him and Harden fell like he got a two-hand shove to the back. It worked, he got the call.
As David Stern himself noted last season, that amount is too small to have much of an impact but the owners didn’t want to raise the amount. So don’t expect this to have much impact.