David Stern Addresses Flopping

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Patrick McDermott/Getty Images(MIAMI) — NBA Commissioner David Stern still is not happy about the league’s anti-flopping rules. 

Stern instituted a system this season that fined players for flopping after video review, but believes there needs to be more punishment.

“It isn’t enough, it isn’t enough,” Stern said on Thursday. “You’re not going to cause somebody to stop it for $5,000 when the average player’s salary is $5.5 million. And anyone who thought that was going to happen was allowing hope to prevail over reason.”

Only five players were fined $5,000 in the regular season and seven more have been fined the same amount in the playoffs.

Stern also said the committee will review the referees’ replay procedure.

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