Metta World Peace was happy to hear that Reggie Evans was fined $5,000 for flopping — and went on Twitter to praise the NBA's new rules which punish players for embellished contact — but had some harsh words for the Brooklyn Nets — particularly Evans and Gerald Wallace for how they are representing the borough.
World Peace wasn't thrilled after both players committed questionable flops when the forward had the ball during Tuesday night's Lakers' 95-90 victory over the new Brooklynites W.P. was even more incensed to find out Wallace wasn't $5,000 lighter as well.
On Wednesday morning the Queens native tweeted:
"What was the best flop tonight? Out of three? I am so happy the NBA charges $5,000 for flopping," he posted. "The two Gerald Wallace flops were crazy. . . lol I am on the court like, 'What in the world.!! ...The refs did a good job on the Gerald Wallace flops. ...but they missed the Reggie Evans flop. . . I can see overseas players
"You cannot flop and play for Brooklyn.!!!," he continued. "Brooklyn equals red bricks, streets, the gutter, Marcy, soul in the hole, Gershwin Park, etc. ..."
Evans was the first player fined by the NBA for flopping after his exaggerated contact with a World Peace shove while running up the court during the third quarter of Tuesday's game. After Evans stumbled into the bench, Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni yelled at the referee, "It's a flop."
World Peace was called for a foul on the play, but the NBA reacted later and fined Evans the five large for his second blatant flop — he was warned last week against the Celtics — this season.
The Lakers forward doesn't exactly have a stellar history with NBA disciplinarians but, this time, it looks like World Peace and the league agree on something.