Two flops for the price of one.
The NBA announced Derek Fisher has been fined $5,000 for flopping in Game 5 on May 1 against the Rockets.
On the play, Rockets center Omer Asik went to the basket as two Thunder defenders — Fisher and Kevin Martin — both rotated over to take the charge. Both took contact, and both went sprawling to the floor.
It resulted in a rather hilarious double-flop.
Asik was called for a charge on the play. And Martin, a two-time regular season flop offender, escaped getting tagged with another violation.
The NBA changed its postseason flopping rules, eliminating warnings and starting with a $5,000 fine for the first offense. A second offense warrants a $10,000 penalty, a third violation is a $15,000 fine, a fourth a $30,000 and a fifth is a steeper fine and/or suspension.
Fisher is the second player this postseason to be fined for flopping, following Indiana’s Jeff Pendergraph.