Clippers’ Doc Rivers agrees with NBA’s flop warning for Glen Davis

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers, left, and forward Glen Davis share a laugh during a win over the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center on Feb. 21.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

The NBA won’t get any argument from Doc Rivers on this one.

Clippers reserve forward Glen Davis indeed flopped.

The league issued Davis a warning for violating its anti-flopping policy midway through the fourth quarter of the Clippers’ loss to Golden State on Sunday.

As the Warriors’ Leandro Barbosa dribbled around Davis, Davis fell on his back as if he had been knocked down by Barbosa. Davis’ acting job sold officials, who called Barbosa for an offensive foul.

Barbosa later tweeted a Vine of the play along with the message, “FLOP TIME!!”


“He flopped,” Rivers said of Davis, “so he should get a warning.”

Players are subject to a $5,000 fine if they are deemed to have violated the league’s anti-flopping policy a second time. The only other Clipper to receive a flop warning this season was J.J. Redick, during the Clippers’ game against the Boston Celtics on Jan. 19.