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NBA warns Lakers' Jodie Meeks about flopping in loss to Milwaukee

January 02, 2014|By Eric Pincus
  • Lakers guard Jodie Meeks collides with Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo during the second half of Tuesday night's game at Staples Center.
Lakers guard Jodie Meeks collides with Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo… (Alex Gallardo / Associated…)

Jodie Meeks has received a warning from the NBA about flopping.

With just under five minutes left in the Lakers' 94-79 loss Tuesday to the Milwaukee Bucks, Meeks was "felled" by a right elbow from rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo.

As can be seen clearly in the replay, Antetokounmpo missed by at least a few inches.

The NBA does not fine for a player's first offense, and it was Meeks' first violation.

If Meeks is caught flopping again, he'll be fined $5,000. The penalty climbs by $5,000 for each successive flop until the fifth, which jumps up to $30,000. Six or more results in an unspecified penalty, including possible suspension.

The flopping rule was instituted before the 2012-13 NBA season.

Meeks is also a rare Laker to have played in all 32 games thus far this season. Only Nick Young and Jordan Hill can make the same claim in what has been an injury-ravaged first few months for the team.

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Email Eric Pincus at eric.pincus@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @EricPincus.

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