The Commish, David Stern, has put up with questions about ‘flopping’ in the NBA for years. It looks like he’s finally got a firm answer to them.
League spokesman Tim Frank said Thursday that the league is finalizing procedures to deal with flopping, the art of falling down when little or no contact was made in an effort to trick referees into calling a foul.
The NBA competition committee met two weeks ago and discussed a plan for fining offenders this upcoming season.
The proposed plan mirrors a “postgame analysis” option Stern discussed after the competition committee met in June. The league already retroactively reviews flagrant fouls to determine if they need to be upgraded or downgraded.
“If you continue to do this, you may you have to suffer some consequences,” Stern said about flopping during the NBA Finals. It appears that he meant what he said.
Vlade Divac and Reggie Miller are rollin’ over in their graves…..
UPDATE: The league announced that they will fine players $30,ooo on 5th violation and suspend them on the 6th.