|Posted by shawn cassidy on September 28, 2012 at 1:00 AM|
Spokesman Tim Frank said Thursday the league is finalizing procedures to deal with flopping, the art of falling down when little or no contact was made in an effort to trick referees into calling a foul.
Frank said the competition committee met two weeks ago and discussed plans that would go in place this season. Commissioner David Stern believes too many players are deceiving referees by flopping and has been seeking a way to properly penalize them.
The procedures will likely involve a postgame review of the play by the league office, rather than an official calling an infraction during the game, Frank said. Players would likely be fined if the league determined they flopped.
The proposed plan mirrors a ''postgame analysis'' option Stern discussed after the competition committee met in June. The league already retroactively reviews flagrant fouls to determine if they need to be upgraded or downgraded.
First of all I'm glad the league wants to stop flopping, but why take money from the players? Players are deceiving because the refs call flops. If the refs stop calling flops, than won't the players stop? Why take money from the players? You already took from them last year when you had the lockout. The players adapt to what the refs call. Flopping started in my view when the restricted circle came into play.
Within the new rules. A ref can still call a flop during the game that can still change an outcome of a game. The league is addressing the flop after the fact, kind of pointless. I don't care if a player gets fined after my team losses because of a bad call.
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