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Sofa King
10-03-2012, 12:46 PM
The NBA officially adopted an anti-flopping policy Wednesday, announcing a new rule that will fine repeat offenders this season.

Any player who flops during a regular-season game will be subject to a series of penalties, beginning with a warning for first-time violators. After the warning, players will be fined in increments of $5,000 for each additional flop over the course of the season. The fines increase to $30,000 for a fifth offense.

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The NBA stated it would consider suspending any player who violates the anti-flopping rule more than five times in the regular season. The league said it will announce at a later date a separate set of penalties for flopping during the postseason.

"Flops have no place in our game," Stu Jackson, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, said in a written statement. "They either fool referees into calling undeserved fouls or fool fans into thinking the referees missed a foul call.

"Accordingly, both the Board of Governors and the Competition Committee felt strongly that any player who the league determines, following video review, to have committed a flop should -- after a warning -- be given an automatic penalty."

The league defined flopping as "any physical act that appears to have been intended to cause the referees to call a foul on another player" in an official release.

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/8457259/nba-establishes-new-anti-flopping-penalties-fine-players

vailpass
10-03-2012, 12:47 PM
Who?

KC Tattoo
10-03-2012, 12:49 PM
Thats fucking dumb.

BCD
10-03-2012, 12:52 PM
There's no reason to fine them for flopping.

Just don't call the damn foul.

HemiEd
10-03-2012, 12:58 PM
Oh good, I will start watching NBA games now, that was holding me back.

Sofa King
10-03-2012, 12:59 PM
This is going to cripple the Heat big time.

vailpass
10-03-2012, 12:59 PM
This is bullshit. Flop is one of the cooler posters here. Why would they ban him from NBA games?

vailpass
10-03-2012, 12:59 PM
Oh good, I will start watching NBA games now, that was holding me back.

LMAO

-King-
10-03-2012, 01:04 PM
Cool. Paul Pierce will have to find a new hobby now.

WV
10-03-2012, 01:05 PM
Wouldn't it be easier just to ban the whole NBA?

Sofa King
10-03-2012, 01:14 PM
Wouldn't it be easier just to ban the whole NBA?

If you don't like it you can leave. You don't have to watch it and give them all your money. But don't come crawling back once the NBA becomes popular again.

Get a clue.

Bweb
10-03-2012, 01:17 PM
http://www.thundergazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/deshawn-stevenson-flop.jpg

What...and I'll have to miss great theatre like this! LMAO

SNR
10-03-2012, 01:19 PM
Flopping is worse in college. That's where that shit fucking starts. The egregious flops you see in the NBA are just the result of a long practiced career where that shit is encouraged.

Garcia Bronco
10-03-2012, 01:20 PM
Sounds like in a court of law this would be some form of hear-say

Phobia
10-03-2012, 01:36 PM
$5k fines to guys who are paid tens of thousands each time they put on a jersey. Nice.

Saulbadguy
10-03-2012, 01:37 PM
There's no reason to fine them for flopping.

Just don't call the damn foul.

It's difficult to distinguish a flop vs a real foul in real time, dumbass.

-King-
10-03-2012, 01:56 PM
It's difficult to distinguish a flop vs a real foul in real time, dumbass.

This.

-King-
10-03-2012, 01:57 PM
$5k fines to guys who are paid tens of thousands each time they put on a jersey. Nice.

It goes up each time they do it, so it can make a dent.

Amnorix
10-03-2012, 02:01 PM
There's no reason to fine them for flopping.

Just don't call the damn foul.


NBA basketball is about as hard a sport as there is to referee. Depending on teh angle, etc. then flopping can definitely WORK. The ref calls the foul, it can influence games, etc.

The point of the anti-flopping rule is that the NBA can review film and then decide AFTERWARDS that a flop occurred, and penalize the player.

I like it. Not that I care that much about the sport, but the soccer-ization of the NBA must stop.

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Amnorix
10-03-2012, 02:04 PM
Penalties aren't harsh enough. FIVE flops in a season ought to be an automatic suspension for a game (and loss of a game check). Then three games for another suspension, then two from there out.

$5K won't hurt much, but a game check would...

PRIEST
10-03-2012, 02:10 PM
Cool. Paul Pierce will have to find a new hobby now.

This

Amnorix
10-03-2012, 02:11 PM
Cool. Paul Pierce will have to find a new hobby now.

Says the guy who rooted for Derek Fisher

-King-
10-03-2012, 02:18 PM
Says the guy who rooted for Derek Fisher

http://ct.fra.bz/ol/fz/sw/i59/5/6/22/frabz-Touche-Good-Sir-e86ec6.jpg

WhiteWhale
10-03-2012, 02:22 PM
Cool. Paul Pierce will have to find a new hobby now.

Wade is the biggest flopper in the NBA and it's not even close.

WhiteWhale
10-03-2012, 02:24 PM
There's no reason to fine them for flopping.

Just don't call the damn foul.

It's harder than that.

A guy like Wade has insane ability. He can drive to the basket and while surrounded by bodies he'll toss that ball up and contort his body in a way that it appears he's fouled. Then you watch the replay and find out nobody touched him, but he sold it and the ref can't even tell.

To them, it LOOKS like a foul.

Flachief58
10-03-2012, 02:28 PM
What is this NBA you speak of?

vailpass
10-03-2012, 02:32 PM
What is this NBA you speak of?

In about 4 months look underneath NFL, CFB, MLB and NHL, you have to squint a little but you'll see it. If you still see any white guys that's PGA, go a little further down.

GordonGekko
10-03-2012, 02:36 PM
My dad tells me stories of how he watched the KC Kings at home in the early 80's, his co. occasionaly gave him courtside tix and he described the ferocious play and how physical those guys got with each other, especially in the paint. The NBA has gone from Mr. T to Paris Hilton.

vailpass
10-03-2012, 02:39 PM
My dad tells me stories of how he watched the KC Kings at home in the early 80's, his co. occasionaly gave him courtside tix and he described the ferocious play and how physical those guys got with each other, especially in the paint. The NBA has gone from Mr. T to Paris Hilton.

FACT.

KILLER_CLOWN
10-03-2012, 03:16 PM
Flopping is worse in college. That's where that shit ****ing starts. The egregious flops you see in the NBA are just the result of a long practiced career where that shit is encouraged.

BAN KRYZEWSKI!

saphojunkie
10-03-2012, 03:16 PM
Wade is the biggest flopper in the NBA and it's not even close.

Wow. You're hatred has made you stupid.

durtyrute
10-03-2012, 03:19 PM
This is worse than the money grab the NFL pulled with the fines for hard hits.

Von Dumbass
10-03-2012, 05:24 PM
NBPA to file an unfair labor practice charge challenging the NBA's new anti-flopping rule.

https://mobile.twitter.com/adbrandt/status/253626296414900226?p=v

Fruit Ninja
10-03-2012, 05:41 PM
If you don't like it you can leave. You don't have to watch it and give them all your money. But don't come crawling back once the NBA becomes popular again.

Get a clue.

ooh NBA is on a huge rise right now. There is some good basketball being played now days and there hasnt been more good to great players at one time in the NBA in since well ever.

In all honesty they should just call a foul on the flopper and that would change everything. NO need to fine players, just call a foul for obvious flopping.

Mr. Laz
10-04-2012, 09:11 AM
This is worse than the money grab the NFL pulled with the fines for hard hits.
wow, you're an idiot.

lemme guess, on game day you scream 'let them play,let them play' and then the rest of the week you support the players lawsuits against the league for injuries and head trauma?