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NBA to outlaw, fine players for flopping

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03:08 AM ET 09.28 | We've all seen it, usually as plain as day. One NBA player gets close to the chin with an elbow and the other player flings his head back. Depending on who you are and what situation you're in, the fling of the head is usually highly stylized and exaggerated and usually draws a foul. The NBA is finalizing a deal to outlaw the practice of flopping, but true to David Stern form, the solution to the problem is just another money grab for the NBA rather than an actual solution.

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September 28, 2012  06:43 AM ET
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Ginobl?? fake fainted and fell to the floor upon hearing this news.

Hahahahaha

September 28, 2012  07:03 AM ET

I'm a Spurs fan and even I am glad to see this....

September 28, 2012  07:43 AM ET

Good for the NBA...........somethin have to be done about D. Wade and all his Karate moves that he initiate contact on and gets the call and then go down court and flops all over the floor and gets the call. OBTW Lebron is not too far behind, he too big to be doin that type of $hiit.

September 28, 2012  08:12 AM ET

Im wondering how you can control flopping. I mean does this not eliminate 87% of all offensive charges in the league. In the 90's my high school coach taught us to take a charge. We may not have been as dramatic as some of these players but we felt contact and learn to hit the floor. I do agree that this acting these NBA players do needs to be addressed just not sure how.

September 28, 2012  08:18 AM ET
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Ginobl?? fake fainted and fell to the floor upon hearing this news.

Look at Derek Fisher. Fisher would flop and act like he was just shot with a gun.

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September 28, 2012  08:47 AM ET

Just Let The Players Play, Bros.

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September 28, 2012  09:09 AM ET

It will still be up to the referee's judgement whether it's a flop or a foul. The rule will help, but it won't stop it. Players will just become better actors.

September 28, 2012  09:10 AM ET

The loss of the extra money will help to stop this. But the biggest thing will just be the officials not calling a foul

There was a perfect response to this in the finals. Harden was guarding Lebron on the perimeter and flopped, falling to the floor. No call, play continues and since Harden is on the ground, there is a wide open passing lane to a Heat player under the basket (Haslem or Bosh, I don't remember). Lebron makes the pass, easy bucket.

Fines are helpful, but when players realize they are not getting the call, a lot of this goes away.

September 28, 2012  09:16 AM ET
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I hope this goes through. Just because they missed it on the court it doesn't mean that you can't review it later. Once you start fining players and than suspending them after so many fines than the rule would work. Players missing games will hurt the team.

If the ref does not call it flopping during the game and the League reviews it and fines the player then the League is opening second guessing of their officials. What next we review all traveling calls or maybe we just start changing the league completely. Only flagrant fouls should be reviewed and thats is because they are normally called for excessive force during a foul. I suggest that the League train their officials in what flopping is and leave it to them to make the correct call. Start calling these flops what they are and that's a foul on the defensive player.

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September 28, 2012  09:51 AM ET

I'll believe it when I see it.

September 28, 2012  10:06 AM ET
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Look at Derek Fisher. Fisher would flop and act like he was just shot with a gun.

Paul Pierce is a great flopper, too.

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