NBA Finalizing Flopping Procedures
(ELIZABETH, N.J.) — The NBA has had enough of watching its players flop on the court. NBA spokesman Tim Frank said on Thursday that the league is finalizing procedures to help eliminate flopping on the court.
Flopping is the act of, or some would call the art, of falling down and drawing a foul when very little or no contact was made. This is to trick officials into calling the fouls, which can help swing momentum during a game.
Commissioner David Stern feels that flopping has become a big problem in the NBA, and he wants to put a stop to it. Part of the procedure might involve a post-game review of the play by the league office. No infraction would be called during the game, but a player would likely be fined for committing the act.
“If you continue to do this, you may have to suffer some consequences,” Stern said during the NBA Finals. “What those exactly should be and what the progression is, is to be decided, because … we want to put a stake in the ground that says this is not something that we want to be a part of our game.”
The anti-flopping procudures could go into effect as soon as this upcoming season.
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