Marcin Gortat fined $5,000 for flopping violation, doesn’t seem too bent out of shape about it


On Thursday, Wizards center Marcin Gortat was fined $5,000 for his second violation this season of the NBA’s anti-flopping policy. You can watch the video here, and it’s pretty obvious: after a missed Bradley Beal jumper, Gortat lunges out of bounds as if he got hit, when there was no contact at all between him and Jazz defender Rodney Hood.

Gortat put things in perspective with a tweet on Thursday afternoon after the league announced his fine:

Gortat is in the first year of a five-year, $60 million contract with Washington, so it’s not like he can’t afford to pay the fine. If it comes with a Wizards win, he’ll take it.