Harden fined $5,000 for flopping

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NEW YORK  – Houston Rockets guard James Harden has been fined $5,000 by the NBA for violating the league’s anti-flopping rules for the second time this season.

The incident occurred with 4:00 remaining in the fourth quarter of Houston’s 107-94 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Toyota Center.

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Mark Cuban takes NBA flopping to task

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Flopping has been one of the most egregious problems ailing the NBA for years—from Vlade Divac taking dives against Shaq to Dwyane Wade falling untouched out of bounds.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has always been outspoken about his dislike of flopping, and now he appears to be putting his money where it counts—in research.

SH Blog: Chris Paul upset with Clippers, Pacers players call Battier dirty

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Chris PaulWell played, T.J. Simers.

It was reported late Thursday evening that Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul is very upset with the organization for linking his name to the firing of Vinny Del Negro. Chris Broussard of ESPN has details:

Chris Paul is upset with the Los Angeles Clippers organization because he is being widely blamed for the firing of Vinny Del Negro as the Clippers’ coach, according to a source close to the situation.

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Chris Paul draws flop warning from NBA

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Chris Paul’s egregious flop against DeMarcus Cousins has earned him an official warning from the NBA.

Paul became the 16th player to be warned or fined under the league’s new anti-flopping rules, which draw a $5,000 fine upon the second offense. 

Bernucca: Why are Warriors the NBA’s biggest surprise?

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The best team flying under the radar has two rookies in its starting lineup. But it’s not the Charlotte Bobcats.

It is missing its oft-injured big man. But it’s not the Philadelphia 76ers.

It has All-Star candidates at point guard and power forward. But it’s not the Los Angeles Clippers.

It is an original NBA franchise that has not won a title since the 1970s. But it’s not the New York Knicks.

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