First Flopping Warnings Handed Out In NBA
(NEW YORK) — It’s a long time until the Academy Awards are given out, but the NBA is already deciding the best acting performances of the young season.
In accordance with the new anti-flopping measures, Minnesota Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea and Clevland Cavaliers guard Donald Sloan have been warned for their respective actions in Friday’s games.
Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman didn’t agree with the ruling, and felt Barea was not flopping. “I’ve said it before, I think it’s something that they can certainly look at, but I don’t know how anybody thousands of miles away on TV can tell if somebody gets hit or not hit,” Adelman said. ” I think anybody here, if somebody does that to you, you’re gonna flinch … and he got hit.”
The measure was put in place during the offseason in hopes of stopping players intentionally fooling referees on foul calls. The first infraction results in a warning, while subsequent offenses will result in large fines and possibly suspensions.
The size of the fines has caused the National Basketball Players Association to file legal complaints.
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