Brandon Jennings warned for flopping

Brandon Jennings was warned by the NBA for flopping during the Pistons’ loss to the Rockets on Saturday. Next time, he’ll be fined $5,000.

Here’s video of the play, via Ben Golliver of the Point Forward:


I don’t like flopping, and I wish it were eradicated from the game. But I think reviewing potential flops by video can be an unfair way to judge them. Obviously, a player shouldn’t be punished for falling while attempting to make a play, and honest effort can look like a flop on video if a player falls a certain way. Sometimes, I think players are unfairly tagged with intent to flop when the motive is unclear.

This is not one of those times.

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