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Old 05-29-2008, 02:15 PM   #1
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Fines will be imposed for clear cases of flopping

By Marc Stein
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The NBA announced to its teams this week at its annual pre-draft camp that fines will be imposed on players starting next season for clear cases of "flopping," ESPN.com has learned.

The league office has yet to determine exact fine amounts for offending flops and how fines might escalate for repeat offenders, but in-game arena observers and video reviewers will be instructed to report instances of theatrical flopping for potential punishment as part of postgame reports on officiating and other matters.

The league's pledge to crack down on flopping was conveyed to team representatives at Tuesday's competition committee meeting in Orlando.
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3416579

If you don't call the flops as fouls, players won't flop, so this isn't necessary... :tsk:
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Old 05-29-2008, 08:38 PM   #2
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If you don't call the flops as fouls, players won't flop, so this isn't necessary... :tsk:
Agreed...

All the flopping has it's own 'reward' as players are then out of position & giving their opponents an advantage. Just don't call it & watch how it magically disappears.
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Old 05-30-2008, 10:13 AM   #3
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Or, just do what they do in soccer and hockey. If the referee feels like the defender is flopping then call the blocking foul. You get two minutes in the box for diving in hockey and I think you get a yellow card in soccer if the officials think you took a dive in an effort to sell a foul.
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