LeBron, West and Stephenson each fined for flopping in Game 4
Summary of 5 articles · Updated May 30, 2013
Heat forward LeBron James, Pacers forward David West and Pacers guard Lance Stephenson each have been fined $5,000 for flopping in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals, the NBA announced on Thursday. Both James and David West were fined $5,000 for flopping on the same play from the fourth quarter of the Indiana Pacers' win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday. Miami's LeBron James and Indiana's David West and Lance Stephenson were all fined $5,000 by the NBA on Thursday for violating the league's anti-flopping policy. The NBA handed down a flurry of discipline for flopping and flagrant fouls from Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals, including a $5,000 fine to LeBron James. "I was trying to post up and he was trying to draw a foul," West said. The penalties come one day after CBSSports.com's Ken Berger reported that the league office was looking at several controversial calls from the Pacers' Game 4 win, which saw 55 personal fouls called, a blown 24-second violation whistled against the Pacers in the third quarter, a dicey final-minute traveling call against Heat guard Dwyane Wade and several arguable decisions against James, who fouled out for just the second time in his postseason career.