Feb 18, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Gerald Green (14) celebrates with forward P.J. Tucker (17) and forward Markieff Morris (11) during the overtime period against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center. The Suns won 112-107 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns: P.J. Tucker Fined $5k For Flopping


The league has fined P.J. Tucker $5,000 for his second violation of the anti-flopping rules. This incident happened during the February 18th game against the Denver Nuggets with 1:38 left in the fourth quarter.

The Suns would go on to win the game 112-107 and $5,000 is just a drop in a bucket for Tucker, but you’ve got to take a look at the video. I’m thinking Tucker would have gotten less velocity if he were shot out of a cannon.

You can see as Tucker positions himself to rebound, his back is touched (not pushed, not punched, not run into). By a miracle of physics (or by a pretty bad job of flopping), Tucker goes flying into the pads protecting the basket.

Check it out for yourself and have a good chuckle this morning:


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