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LeBron & 2 Pacers Hit With Flopping Fines

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 26:  LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat goes up against Roy Hibbert #55 of the Indiana Pacers during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 26, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MAY 26: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat goes up against Roy Hibbert #55 of the Indiana Pacers during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 26, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The NBA fined Miami Heat superstar LeBron James and Indiana Pacers stars David West and Lance Stephenson $5,000 for “flopping” in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Flopping refers to typically overacting by players to any small contact in an attempt to get a foul called against the other team. James drew extra scrutiny from fans and some in the media when he said before Game 4 that he doesn’t have a problem with flopping.

LeBron and West were fined for flopping on the same play during the fourth quarter of Game 4.

Stephenson was fined for flopping in a blatant attempt to get a foul called against Heat guard Ray Allen.

Still, it’s not like LeBron will feel the fine in his wallet. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, LeBron made approximately $4,458 per in game minute this season, making his fine essentially a little more than a minute of a game check.

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