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Bulls' Taj Gibson warned for flopping

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The NBA announced on Sunday that Bulls’ forward Taj Gibson has been issued a warning for flopping.

His flop occurred in the first quarter of Saturday’s win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. While running up the court in transition, Gibson was bumped by Cavaliers’ point guard Kyrie Irving. Gibson flailed his arms upwards and spinning around, which drew a personal on Irving. The replay showed that Gibson’s response was inconsistent with the light contact made by Irving.

Gibson becomes the first Bull -- and the 15th player this season – to be warned for the offense since the league released the guidelines for the anti-flopping rules before the start of the 2012-13 season.

Players receive a warning for the first offense, and then are fined $5,000 for a second violation. The fines increase to $10,000 for a third offense, $15,000 for a fourth and $30,000 the fifth time. Six or more could lead to a suspension.

Houston Rockets’ James Harden and Minnesota Timberwolves' Corey Brewer have already received $5,000 fines this season for committing second offenses.


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