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Hassan Whiteside calls on NBA to fine Cody Zeller for flop (video)

Cody Zeller, Hassan Whiteside

Charlotte Hornets’ Cody Zeller, left, is fouled by Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside, right, in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. The Hornets won 99-81. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)


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Hassan Whiteside is trying to get his money.

First, he wants the NBA to take some of Cody Zeller’s.

The Heat center didn’t like his second foul in yesterday’s Game 2 win over the Hornets.

Jason Lieser of The Palm Beach Post:

As usual, I’m hesitant to assign intent.

Should Whiteside have been called for a foul? No. Did Zeller staggering back contribute to the whistle being blown? Yes.

But that doesn’t necessarily mean Zeller intentionally staged his reaction to draw a foul. Not everyone has perfect body control at all times. Isn’t it also possible Zeller, having his run forward interrupted by a large man, just lost his balance?

I lean toward believing Zeller flopped, but I’m not certain enough to call for a fine. Then again, I’m rarely certain a flopping fine is warranted, and the NBA issues plenty anyway.

video via reddit user Splash2ndcousin