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ESPN - Fines will be imposed for clear cases of flopping


    The NBA announced to its teams this week at its annual pre-draft camp that fines will be imposed on players starting next season for clear cases of "flopping," ESPN.com has learned.

    The league office has yet to determine exact fine amounts for offending flops and how fines might escalate for repeat offenders, but in-game arena observers and video reviewers will be instructed to report instances of theatrical flopping for potential punishment as part of postgame reports on officiating and other matters.


This should hopefully spell the end for flopping, but I have a feeling that Manu Ginobili will rack up more fine dollars than Rasheed Wallace next season. We shall see.




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Silly garbage like this is what keeps me from enjoying the NBA.

Fine the refs for calling it wrong, don't punish someone for trying to make something happen.



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If a flop is just a fine, and not a foul, it will probably continue virtually unabated. It's up to the refs to stop calling fouls on flops if the NBA wants to eliminate them from the game.



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Can we have this in futbol? Please??



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I just love the timing of this. Rasheed comes out and throws a profanity-laced tirade ripping the flopping that's going on in the playoffs... and the next day the NBA announces a policy basically supporting Sheed's gripes and fines him $25,000. Don't get me wrong - Sheed deserved it and he's probably got every penny's worth in his view, but the NBA becomes more of a joke with each passing day when they do stuff like this.

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    Originally posted by Reverend J Shaft
    I just love the timing of this. Rasheed comes out and throws a profanity-laced tirade ripping the flopping that's going on in the playoffs... and the next day the NBA announces a policy basically supporting Sheed's gripes and fines him $25,000. Don't get me wrong - Sheed deserved it and he's probably got every penny's worth in his view, but the NBA becomes more of a joke with each passing day when they do stuff like this.

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Sheed plays with Hamilton and Billups, who do more than their share of flopping.

And if the NBA wants to eliminate flopping, tell the refs to stop falling for it all the time.





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    Originally posted by BOSsportsfan34
    And if the NBA wants to eliminate flopping, tell the refs to stop falling for it all the time.


I'd be all for the rule being amended to include fines and suspensions for dopey refs that constantly fall for flopping.




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    Originally posted by TheOldMan
    Can we have this in futbol? Please??


I thought FIFA already had a rule about carding for "Simulating."




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    Originally posted by Zeruel
      Originally posted by TheOldMan
      Can we have this in futbol? Please??


    I thought FIFA already had a rule about carding for "Simulating."



Ish. As often as not it isn't called.

Our humble SFA said they were going to start retroactively suspending people on video evidence for it.

UEFA said that wasn't on at all and the fires of Hades would rain down upon us if we tried it, then promptly went and nicked the idea and suspended a Lithuanian twerp whose name I won't attempt to spell for a dive (against Scotland ironically enough).

They then did a vague backtrack on the policy, saying they'll only suspend people if the 'simulation' and resulting freekick/penalty end up in a goal. This backtrack happened to coincide with a couple of more famous players not being suspended. These days it's all gone very quiet, which probably means they'd like us all to forget anything ever happened.

That's a longer/duller answer than you were looking for isn't it?
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