Posted September 28, 2012

Reports: Flopping will be reviewed after games under NBA’s new policy

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Multiple reporters have tweeted details of what the NBA’s new policy on flopping will look like.

From Howard Beck of the New York Times:

Orlando Magic play-by-play announcer David Steele translates:

Assuming this is true, it’s an interesting approach. Because while it’s all fine and good to fine someone after the fact, what if the flop causes a team to lose a possession and thus a chance to tie or win the game? We’ll see if the threat of a fine serves as enough of a deterrent.


5 comments
shodges101
shodges101

Forget fines or technical fouls. Shame the floppers! Run clips of them at Away games. Put the Top 10 on ESPN. Run clips on the arena video screens. Humiliate them, cost them endorsement revenue, make them laughingstocks - then they will think twice the next time.

nautiluspos
nautiluspos

So let me get this straight: You are going to fine a guy like Rajon Rondo - who makes $11 million per year - something like $10,000 for flopping?  The guy makes $122,000 per game. Now, he just has to have his agent negotiate another $800,000 per year, and he can get a flopping fine each game.  I would make it a technical foul, and let it count toward the limit of 12.

 

On a similar topic, why is it that a big fine in 1977 was $5000, and a big fine in 2013 is $5000? The average player makes 10x what his 1977 counterpart did. The fines ought to be 10x as well.  When the NBA starts giving $100,000 fines, the players will pay attention. Not before.

michaeld0510
michaeld0510

gee, just train the refs not to call that bull; no need for fines. if enough flopping players don't get the calls that they are flopping for they will definitely stop. just send out a league memo saying "We ain't calling that weak ish no more. Man up and play ball, biatches." #problemsolved

tocaroputeiro
tocaroputeiro

Even call it as a technical after the fact. Officials can review it at the quarter breaks or during TV timeouts. Assess the T, give the foul shot and possession. If they already have possession, then too bad.

MarkBritten
MarkBritten

Couldn't they just make it a technical foul? I appreciate it's more judgement calls for the refs, but it can't be that hard.