Jun 7, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) talks to the media during practice before game 2 of the 2014 NBA Finals at Spurs Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Dwyane Wade with the ridiculous flop in Game 2 of NBA Finals against Spurs (Video)

The Miami Heat take a lot of criticisms, and some of that is out of jealousy, yes, but then there are certain instances where you can’t blame people for getting on their case. In Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, Dwyane Wade provided us with the perfect example of one of those instances.

As Wade was near mid-court in the second quarter with the Heat down, he had the ball in his possession when the Spurs’ Manu Ginobili came to take a swipe at the ball and the Miami veteran made it look as if Ginobili cocked back and sucker-punched him; even though you can clearly see that he came nowhere near his face.

Sometimes you need a couple looks to validate a claim as serious such as flopping, but nope, not with this video. Unless you’re legally blind, it’s evident that Wade tried to take one for the team on this one–something Heat players have been accused of multiple times in the past.

And if you don’t think flopping is serious, Wade will more than likely face a $5,000 fine because of this little stunt once the suits in the league offices take a long hard look at this.


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  • Jason Close

    Is your last sentence supposed to be a joke? This will be his first fine of the season, and will amount to less than 1/3000th of his salary. It’s like the average person paying a $20 ticket. Heck. League minimum is $490k. A $5k fine would be 1/98 of a league minimum. With Wade, it’s the equivalent of someone who makes $100k paying a $33k ticket. Like that actually stings?

    The League does not take it seriously. Until the fines start at $100k, and start doubling from there on out, it will not end. The fact that they can fine for flopping simply reassures the public that the NBA referees are not physically capable of ingesting this game at full speed. It is simply too fast. A fine for a flop is purely admitting that a player was able to completely dupe a referee during gameplay, which is not supposed to happen.