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NBA flops on flopping rule

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03:04 PM ET 10.06 | After watching the situation get out of control, it was only a matter of time before NBA commissioner David Stern attempted to do something about the contagious and outrageous flopping that has watered down the NBA product over the past few years. But while Stern should be given credit for recognizing and attempting to deal with the problem, when he stepped in to take action, he performed exactly like every NBA defender has as of late: Stern flopped.

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October 7, 2012  07:52 AM ET

Flip floping away

Flip Floping away


You know the nearer your destination, the more you slip sliding away






*with apologies to Simon and Garfunkel*

October 7, 2012  08:01 AM ET
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Flip floping awayFlip Floping away You know the nearer your destination, the more you slip sliding away *with apologies to Simon and Garfunkel*

Or this




Flip floping away

Flip Floping away

You know the nearer your destination, the more you're Flip Floping away

October 7, 2012  08:15 AM ET

This should be interesting. At the end of the day, it will still be a judgement call on the part of the referee whether there was a foul or a flop.

October 7, 2012  08:32 AM ET
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The first offense will be a warning but after that it starts getting expensive. Second offense is a $5,000 fine, $10,000 for the third, $15,000 for the fourth, $30,000 for the fifth and then possible suspension after that.... yah right.. like that will really help?? these overpaid rich dumba55es drop 25 grand a night at their local strip clubs?? the average NBA players salary is 5.15 million a year.. or roughly $99,000 per week... wtf is a measley 10 or 15 grand to these dudes?? David Stern is a moron.. how bout giving them a technical foul and the other team 2 free throws and posession of the ball?

You mean the ones with the large diamond earrings in both ears, the make it rain in da strip club guys, the let me buy a 10 million, 10-20 sq. ft. tennis court, bb court, movie theater guys, the 10 super luxury cars guys, the let me file bankruptcy one year after I retire guys, or the after being used up by money hungry wives/girlfriends guys, the I gotta pay child support to 5 different baby moma guys, or the "I gotta feed my children too" guys, you mean those guys......oh well, I think you get the picture........just say it next time. AND OBTW its all true 80% of the time so its no real harm in saying......I did!

October 7, 2012  08:37 AM ET

Spammer #1 on the MAUL..................



Do I have to do this again ?????




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October 7, 2012  08:50 AM ET
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how 'bout this - to the tune of on top of old smokey.....Oh manu ginobli....You've flopped your last flop.....cause lord david stern, he, has outlawed the flop

Very nice jgb...........

October 7, 2012  08:59 AM ET
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The first offense will be a warning but after that it starts getting expensive. Second offense is a $5,000 fine, $10,000 for the third, $15,000 for the fourth, $30,000 for the fifth and then possible suspension after that.... yah right.. like that will really help?? these overpaid rich dumba55es drop 25 grand a night at their local strip clubs?? the average NBA players salary is 5.15 million a year.. or roughly $99,000 per week... wtf is a measley 10 or 15 grand to these dudes?? David Stern is a moron.. how bout giving them a technical foul and the other team 2 free throws and posession of the ball?

That is a good idea to call it a technical or even just un-sportsman-like conduct.

As for your contempt of NBA players; if it makes you feel better, most of them either blow it away on illegitimate children they spawn over the years, or stupid luxury items they can't afford in the long run (the Jordan's and Bird's of the world are few and far between).

Fool's and their money...

October 7, 2012  08:59 AM ET

Two of the biggest floppers are very upset; Dirk & Ginobli....

October 7, 2012  09:02 AM ET

Everyone is so lyrical today; the mick and the phish.

October 7, 2012  09:16 AM ET

Seems Like You Chose Money Over Integrity Again, Bro.

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October 7, 2012  11:28 AM ET
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why would anyone feel better knowing [b[their[/b] hard earned money was just pissed away like it never really mattered to them how mach $$ they have to retire on? makes me evem sicker that I am contributing to these spending ways.. why pay them anything over 100K per year if 5 years down the road they will be broke anyways?

Well, to answer your last question first; why pay them more then 100K/year?
Because the market dictates it.
...the beauty of capitalism

For the first question; why would anyone feel better knowing how they squander their riches away?
Thought you'd enjoy the poetic justice.

 
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