Reports: Flopping will be reviewed after games under NBA’s new policy
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:
One note from ref camp: NBA is close to finalizing policy on flopping. Will not carry in-game penalty. Will be reviewed after. Poss fine.—
Howard Beck (@HowardBeckNYT) September 27, 2012
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.