Speaking at the pre-NBA Finals presser, commissioner David Stern said the current flopping fines are not enough and the league needs to expand the rules. Under the current rule instituted this season, players were assessed warnings for flopping upon post game video review followed by followed by fines in increments of $5,000 for each successive flop.
According to ESPN:
Stern hinted at increasing the penalty for those found guilty of flopping.
“It isn’t enough, it isn’t enough,” Stern said in his annual pre-NBA Finals news conference. “You’re not going to cause somebody to stop it for $5,000 when the average player’s salary is $5.5 million. And anyone who thought that was going to happen was allowing hope to prevail over reason.”