Hornets’ P.J. Hairston fined $5,000 for flop
NEW YORK (AP) — Charlotte Hornets forward P.J. Hairston has been fined $5,000 by the NBA for violating the league’s anti-flopping rules for the second time this season.
The NBA announced the fine on Thursday.
The incident occurred with 11:04 remaining in the fourth quarter of Charlotte’s 98-93 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday. Hairston appeared to collide with Spurs guard Tony Parker at the top of the key. He fell sideways, sliding across the floor and landing at the feet of San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich on the sideline.