Retroactive Flopping Penalties Coming?
David Stern is determined to stop the floppers, even if it takes until the next morning.
The NBA commissioner believes too many players are deceiving referees into calling fouls by falling down, or flopping. So he and the league’s newly reformed competition committee met Monday for a discussion about how it can be prevented.
One option, (NBA commissioner David) Stern said, is a “postgame analysis” in which a player could be penalized if it was determined he flopped. The league retroactively upgrades or downgrades flagrant fouls after review, and along those lines he said that perhaps a player could receive a message from New York saying: “Greetings from the league office. You have been assigned flopper status.”
Any rules changes they recommend would have to be approved by the league’s Board of Governors, set for its next meeting in July.
Stern hopes by then to have a policy to address flopping, which bothers him because he feels it tricks the referees.
via Associated Press