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Clippers’ Patrick Beverley receives warning for flopping

Patrick Beverley, Adam Silver, Clippers

LA Clippers guard Patrick Beverley has been warned by the NBA for violating the league’s anti-flopping rule.

Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints confirmed this development, with the league issuing a warning to Patrick Beverley for his flop during Sunday’s showdown against the Sacramento Kings.

Beverley committed the act during the first minute of the game against the Kings. Iman Shumpert tried to run to the basket, but before he could gain momentum, Beverley met him and acted like he was pushed by the Sacramento guard.

It was undoubtedly a ridiculous flop from Beverley, though it wasn’t the first time that it happened. In fact, when he was with the Houston Rockets, he was already a notorious flopper.

In their 2016 playoffs meeting with the Golden State Warriors, Beverley also flopped big time when he was hit by Draymond Green, who was setting up a screen for Stephen Curry.

The league has been strict with flopping since introducing the anti-flopping rule back in the 2012-13 season.

According to the rule, those who will be determined flopping will be penalized. Players will get a warning for the first time — such as the case for Beverley. However, a second violation will warrant a $5,000 fine, $10,000 for the third violation, $15,000 for the fourth offence and $30,000 if a player did it five times. Six or more merits a suspension.