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Rockets Omer Asik fined $5,000 for flopping (VIDEO)

Omer Asik

Houston Rockets’ Omer Asik looks to the basket against the Utah Jazz in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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Back in December, the NBA warned Rockets center and defensive anchor Omer Asik about flopping when he embellished a minor contact with Tim Duncan to draw a foul.

Three months later Asik was up to his old tricks and this time he’s going to pay for it.

The league announced Thursday Asik will be fined $5,000 for a flop against Duncan last Sunday. Once again Asik embellished a minor contact — and once again it worked. He drew the foul in a game that ended up being a one-point Rockets win.

The timing of Asik’s penalties from the league seems to coincide with their sudden focus on this issue again as the playoffs near. The problem is the $5,000 fine isn’t going to deter a player from anything, especially in a playoff game.

Hat tip to The Point Forward for finding the video.