There was a little bumping between the two guards before Paul dropped to the floor and didn’t make a play on the basketball. Rubio was called for a foul on the play.
The NBA installed a rule during the 2012-13 season to try to stop flopping.
Players are warned by the league for their first violation, like Paul was.
A player will be fined $5,000 for a second violation, $10,000 for a third, $15,000 for a fourth and $30,000 for a fifth.
For a sixth violation, a player could be disciplined by the NBA, which could include an increased fine and/or suspension.
So the next time Paul violates the anti-flopping rule, he’ll be fined $5,000.