The NBA has announced that Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers has been fined $15,000 for his flagrant foul committed on Blake Griffin in last night’s Heat-Clippers game.
The raising of the forearm to Blake Griffin from Chalmers was called a Flagrant 1 by the referees in last night’s contest, but after further review the league has upgraded the foul to a flagrant 2. Had it been called a ‘2’ instead of ‘1’ in last night’s loss to the Miami Heat, Chalmers would have been ejected from the game.
Considering the intent of the play, Chalmers is lucky to walk away only fined instead of a full-game suspension.
Chalmers joins Dallas Mavericks forward Vince Carter as the only players to receive a flagrant two this season.