NBA star Luka Doncic takes aim at referees on Instagram as he responds to flopping fine

Luka Dončić was fined $2,000 by the NBA for a flopping violation in the Dallas Mavericks’ recent 121-115 win over the Houston Rockets. The Slovenian scored 41 points in the game, equalling a 40-year-old stat record last posted by Magic Johnson in 1982. He posted 41 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists while failing to commit a turnover in a special showing for the Mavs. However, Dončić was judged to have fallen to the ground without any obvious contact upon sinking a three-pointer in the opening moments of the game. Dončić saw the funny side of the incident, posting photos wearing a referee's jersey to his first practice after the fine was issued. The 24-year-old has accumulated just three technical fouls through 17 games, which highlights his newfound restraint on the court this season.