The NBA has a strict set of rules that athletes are required to follow. The sport of basketball tends to get very physical and as a result, players often get injured or get put at risk of getting injured. Over the several years that the league has been around, there have been scary accidents, brawls, or unsportsmanlike drama unfolding on the court. Such situations often witness the Flagrant 2 foul being called.
Fouls are rewarded based on the intensity of unnecessary or illegal contact made by the players. In most situations, players don’t pay attention to their movements and often foul on accident. While in other scenarios things get done on purpose. Flagrant fouls are called when there is unnecessary contact between two players. There are two types, namely, Flagrant 1 and Flagrant 2.
A Flagrant 1 is called only when there is unnecessary contact between two players. Flagrant 2 fouls are given when there is unnecessary excessive contact committed between players. In the case of Flagrant 2, NBA officials are required to eject the player on whom the foul is called upon. A single Flagrant 1 won’t result in an ejection, but two Flagrant 1 fouls during a single game will get a player thrown out.
Referees also play an important role in assessing fouls. They are required to analyze the play and track any unsportsmanlike conduct before or after the foul is called. After issuing a Flagrant 2, the receiver of the foul will be rewarded with two free throw attempts. This is the same for every foul call but the number of attempts varies based on the type of foul. The victim’s team will also get possession of the ball.
Does the NBA fine and suspend a player after committing a Flagrant 2 foul?
In most cases, players don’t usually commit the same play again. But sometimes, the tension between two rivals may result in a dirty game. In such situations, players go back and forth exchanging words or even going to an extent of hurting each other. If a player gets rewarded a series of Flagrant 2 fouls, he will be suspended for a single game and charged a minimum of $2,000.
Draymond Green stomps on Domantas Sabonis.
He was hit with a flagrant 2 foul and ejected. pic.twitter.com/gYWvNO9lHR
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When a player accumulated both types of Flagrant fouls he will be suspended. If they get rewarded two Flagrant 2s or a series of Flagrant 1s, the player will be suspended in this case as well. Such cases are prevalent during playoff games and often put teams at risk of losing.