Handshake-gate:

Source: Nets' Reggie Evans first NBA player to be fined for flopping

Adrian Wojnarowski
Yahoo Sports

View photo

.

Reggie Evans was fined for a second flopping offense Wednesday. (Getty Images)

In his 11-year journeyman career, Brooklyn Nets forward Reggie Evans has finally made history: He is the first NBA player to be fined for flopping.

Evans was fined $5,000 for his second flopping offense, a league source told Yahoo! Sports on Wednesday.

Under the NBA's new policy, players get one warning for flopping before an escalation of fines for ensuing flops is instituted. The league office identified an instance of flopping on Evans in the Nets' loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.

[Related: Carmelo Anthony's improved defense makes him legit MVP candidate]

In the demonstration video shown to players in the preseason, Evans was what one league executive called, "the star."

A third violation of the flopping rule would cost Evans $10,000, a fourth $15,000 and a fifth $35,000. Beginning with a sixth violation, the NBA could suspend a player.

Fantasy advice from the Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Minute:

Other popular content on the Yahoo! network:
Pat Forde: NCAA investigating Auburn's football program
Pat Forde: NCAA investigating Auburn's football program
Carmelo Anthony's improved defense makes him legit MVP candidate
Y! News blog: Police arrest man who wore bomb-themed timepiece

  • 'Motivated' Harden ready to face Dallas

    James Harden helped the Houston Rockets to their first division title since 1994 and the second seed in the Western Conference playoffs starting Saturday against Dallas. Harden is ''very motivated'' to do more this postseason after being eliminated … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • DeMar DeRozan named Eastern Conference player of the month for April

    Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for April, the National Basketball Association announced Friday. … More »

    The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago
  • NBA-National Basketball Association roundup

    Legendary NBA center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is expected to make a full recovery after undergoing quadruple coronary bypass surgery. UCLA Health issued a statement Friday at the request of Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA's all-time leading scorer and member of … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • All-time scoring leader Abdul-Jabbar has heart surgery

    All-time scoring leader Abdul-Jabbar has heart surgery

    (Reuters) - NBA Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the league's all-time leading scorer, is recovering from quadruple coronary bypass surgery, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center said on Friday. Dr. Richard Shemin, who performed the operation on … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • NBA-All-time scoring leader Abdul-Jabbar has heart surgery

    April 17 (Reuters) - NBA Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the league's all-time leading scorer, is recovering from quadruple coronary bypass surgery, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center said on Friday. Dr. Richard Shemin, who performed the … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago