‘‘I don’t know why everybody just talks about European flopping,’’ he said. ‘‘I don’t know where this thing comes from. We flop as much as other players all around the world flop. I don’t know why everybody keeps saying that Europeans are soft or Europeans flops. I don’t know.’’
Cleveland’s Anderson Varejao is a renowned flopper, once one of the targets of Wallace’s wrath. But he said he’s a changed man now.
‘‘I'm not flopping anymore,’’ he said Monday with a smile. ‘‘I used to flop a little bit.’’
The league said it will announce a separate set of flopping penalties for the playoffs at a later date.
AP Sports Writers Greg Beacham in Los Angeles, Pat Graham in Denver, Jeff Latzke in Oklahoma City, Tim Reynolds in Miami and Tom Withers in Cleveland contributed to this report.