The second Lance Stephenson tried to draw a foul on LeBron James during Game 5 Wednesday with the obvious flop you see above it was just as obvious a fine from the league was coming.
It did on Thursday — $10,000. The league made it official and noted the $10,000 amount was because this was Stephenson’s
second called out flop of the Eastern Conference Finals (both on LeBron).
Lance’s flopping just seems an extension of his
blowing-in-the-ear, jumping-in-the-Heat’s-huddles style. It’s just Lance being Lance and we all shrug.
Roy Hibbert was fined $5,000 on Thursday for a flop in the same game —Hibbert took a casual elbow in the back from Mario Chalmers and went flying like he was shot out of a cannon.
Give credit to the officials, who didn’t call the foul the Pacers were trying to draw in either case.
MILAN (AP) — The Boston Celtics eased to a 124-91 victory over Olimpia Milano at the Mediolanum Forum on Tuesday, comfortably winning the first of a double-header in Europe as part of the NBA Global Games.
Isaiah Thomas led the way for the Celtics with 18 points, including nine in his first seven minutes after coming off the bench midway through the first quarter.
Jared Sullinger added 14 points, as did Avery Bradley, who also had four three-pointers, while David Lee weighed in with 13 as well as seven rebounds and three assists.
Alessandro Gentile – who is reportedly wanted by the Houston Rockets, who hold NBA rights to the 22-year-old – top scored for Milano, with 19 points.
Next up for the Celtics is Real Madrid in Spain on Thursday.
Terrence Ross is an excellent dunker, and he was so excited for this jam in the Raptors’ preseason win over the Clippers, he forgot how to dribble.
Great dunk, though.