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Rockets’ Chandler Parsons receives warning for flopping vs. Pelicans (VIDEO)


Basketball player Chandler Parsons #25 of the Houston Rockets speaks to journalists after the NBA Cares Special Olympics Clinic as part of the 2013 Global Games in Taipei on October 12, 2013. Asian-American NBA star Jeremy Lin’s success was hailed as a “true milestone” by the league’s boss on Saturday, as the player visited Taiwan with the Houston Rockets amid much fanfare for a pre-season game. AFP PHOTO / Mandy CHENG (Photo credit should read Mandy Cheng/AFP/Getty Images)

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Chandler Parsons of the Rockets became the latest player to receive a warning for violating the league’s anti-flopping rules on Thursday, and the offense was more than deserving of the extremely benign punishment.

The offending play took place in the fourth quarter against the Pelicans, and saw Parsons intentionally flail himself beyond half court after coming into contact with Eric Gordon.

The league has taken the lighter approach of shaming players in the hopes that the behavior will change over time. But as we mention just about every time one of these warnings or small fines are issued, no real change is likely to happen unless the penalties for this low-level type of cheating are far more severe.