Hassan Whiteside calls on NBA to fine Cody Zeller for flop (video)

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Hassan Whiteside is trying to get his money.

First, he wants the NBA to take some of Cody Zeller‘s.

The Heat center didn’t like his second foul in yesterday’s Game 2 win over the Hornets.

Jason Lieser of The Palm Beach Post:

As usual, I’m hesitant to assign intent.

Should Whiteside have been called for a foul? No. Did Zeller staggering back contribute to the whistle being blown? Yes.

But that doesn’t necessarily mean Zeller intentionally staged his reaction to draw a foul. Not everyone has perfect body control at all times. Isn’t it also possible Zeller, having his run forward interrupted by a large man, just lost his balance?

I lean toward believing Zeller flopped, but I’m not certain enough to call for a fine. Then again, I’m rarely certain a flopping fine is warranted, and the NBA issues plenty¬†anyway.

video via reddit user Splash2ndcousin