ESPN has reported that the NBA is trying to stop the floppers. League Commissioner David Stern has had enough with players deceiving the officials by flopping like weak little fish and has been seeking a way to properly penalize the “phony” aspiring actors of the NBA.
The new procedures will likely involve a review after the game is played by the league office, rather than an official calling an infraction during the game, NBA spokesperson Tim Frank said. Players likely would be fined if the league determined they flopped. $$$
“If you continue to do this, you may you have to suffer some consequences,” Stern said about flopping during the NBA Finals. “What those exactly should be and what the progression is, is to be decided, because … we just want to put a stake in the ground that says this is not something that we want to be part of our game, without coming down with a sledgehammer but just doing it in a minimalist way to begin stamping it out. And I think there are ways we can do that and we’ll have to wait and see exactly what we come up with.”
Uh oh? What is Chris Bosh, or better yet the entire Miami Heat team going to do once this new procedure is implemented (yea Bron Bron you’re just as bad)? Bring on the fines Stern!