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Old 10-03-12, 07:44 PM
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NBA announces new anti-flopping policy

In dishonor of what will, hopefully, be an increasingly marginalized part of the game, here’s a highlight (lowlight?) clip of some of the NBA’s greatest flops. (Must see stuff!)



Manu Ginobili, beware!

The NBA had implemented a new anti-flopping policy that includes a series of fine and possible suspensions, the league announced on Wednesday.

“Flops have no place in our game — they either fool referees into calling undeserved fouls or fool fans into thinking the referees missed a foul call,” NBA Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Stu Jackson said in a statement.

The NBA defines flopping as “any physical act that appears to have been intended to cause the referees to call a foul on another player.” Violations will be determined via video review. The punishments are –

Violation 1: Warning
Violation 2: $5,000 fine
Violation 3: $10,000 fine
Violation 4: $15,000 fine
Violation 5: $30,000 fine

Further punishments will include larger fines and potential suspensions. The league will announce separate penalties for the playoffs at a later date.

First impressions: Pretty skimpy fines for a league with an average salary of more than $5 million, albeit larger than those for technical fouls. And after seeing so many other disciplinary initiatives fail over the years, including ref baiting and, yes, flopping, you can color us skeptical that the league office has the backbone to carry this out.

But, a specific policy at least provides a foundation to work from. Here’s hoping Jackson and Co. can weather the inevitable complaints that are coming in order to make some headway.

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Old 10-03-12, 11:38 PM
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I guess Manu's retiring at the right time.
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