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Gerald Wallace fined for flopping

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The NBA has hit Gerald Wallace in the pocket book once again.

Less than a week after slapping the Nets swingman with a $35,000 fine for escalating the altercation between the Celtics' Rajon Rondo and Kris Humphries, the league slapped Wallace with a $5,000 fine for his second flopping violation. The play occurred in the Nets' loss to the Heat in Miami Saturday night.

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Nets react to new flopping rule

East Rutherford - October 3, 2012: Nets Head

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Avery Johnson seems a bit lukewarm about the NBA's new flopping rule.

The league announced Wednesday that it will penalize players for flopping and the amount of those fines will increase with each infraction.

Players are expected to get a warning the first time and will be fined $5,000 for their second violation. Fines increase to $10,000 for the third infraction,...

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