Lebron James, 2 Pacers fined for flopping during ECF Game 4

Each player fined $5K

INDIANAPOLIS - The NBA has fined three players for flopping violations during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Miami's Lebron James and Indiana's David West and Lance Stephenson were each fined $5,000 for the violation.

Watch: James/West flopping violation | Stephenson flopping violation

James and West were penalized for the same play. James spun and fell and West tumbled toward the baseline.

Stephenson was fined for exaggerating the contact after a slight elbow from Ray Allen following a Pacers basket.

Flopping is an exaggerated physical reaction to contact from the opposing team, in order to elicit a foul call from officials.

Flopping during the playoffs carries fines starting at $5,000 and increasing to as much as $30,000 for subsequent violations. After five violations, a player could face suspension.

The league adopted the anti-flopping rule at the beginning of the 2012-13 season.
 

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