Found May 14, 2012 on Celtics Life:
ESPN.com: "Some years ago I told the competition committee that we were going to start fining people for flopping, and then suspending. And I think they almost threw me out of the room (saying), 'No, let it be.'.... "I think it's time to look at (flopping) in a more serious way," Stern said, "because it's only designed to fool the referee. It's not a legitimate play in my judgment. I recognize if there's contact (you) move a little bit, but some of this is acting. We should give out Oscars rather than MVP trophies." David Stern was interviewed in the middle of the Heat - Pacers game. Jeff Van Gundy went off on flopping earlier this year and basically proposed exactly what Stern said he did to the competition committee - fines for flopping. Personally, I agree with Stern and JVG. Flopping should not be a part of the game, it's embarrassing. When people point to why they don't watch the NBA, it almost always starts with the o...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES
THE COMEDIAN COMMISSIONER

Stern crafts zinger about flopping

Commissioner David Stern on the NBA's perceived flopping epidemic: "We should give out Oscars rather than MVP trophies."

David Stern says the NBA needs to start taking flopping more seriously

If NBA officials can go back and review plays to determine if a player deserves a technical, they need to be given the ability to penalize players for flopping. When someone falls to the floor like they’ve been shot in an attempt to draw a call, there should be consequences. According to David Stern, the NBA is finally beginning to look at the issue more seriously. “It’s a...

David Stern has a problem with floppers; yes, he’s talking about the Clippers

Stern: It's time to look at flopping

You can't swing a fouled Manu Ginobili around without hitting someone who watches the NBA talking about flopping. But as the video above shows, it's been an issue in the league for decades. Even before the "Euros" came in and started showing everyone that you'd get a few calls if you gave the body's natural reaction to contact a little...

Heat star LeBron James gets MVP trophy - again

NBA Commissioner David Stern handed Miami's LeBron James his third MVP trophy in a pregame ceremony before the Heat hosted the Indiana Pacers on Sunday. James was announced Saturday as the winner of the award. Fans attending the Indiana-Miami playoff game were all given headbands with James' logo and the letters ''MVP'' printed on them, as well as placards...

After MVP ceremony, it's Game 1 for Pacers-Heat

A few minutes before the Miami-Indiana series begins Sunday afternoon, NBA Commissioner David Stern will hit the court to present Heat forward LeBron James with the league's MVP award for a third time. If the scene goes as Dwyane Wade expects, the moment will be more about motivation than culmination for James. ''His goal is to be the best player at the end of the season...

LeBron James accepts MVP trophy

NBA Commissioner David Stern handed Miami's LeBron James his third MVP trophy in a pregame ceremony before the Heat hosted the Indiana Pacers on Sunday. James was announced Saturday as the winner of the award. Fans attending the Indiana-Miami playoff game were all given headbands with James' logo and the letters ''MVP'' printed on them, as well as placards...

Pacers-Heat Preview

A few minutes before the Miami-Indiana series begins Sunday afternoon, NBA Commissioner David Stern will hit the court to present Heat forward LeBron James with the league's MVP award for a third time. If the scene goes as Dwyane Wade expects, the moment will be more about motivation than culmination for James. ''His goal is to be the best player at the end of the season...

At only 27, LeBron James is already a Hall of Famer

Heat superstar LeBron James earned his third NBA Most Valuable Player award today and will be presented with a trophy by Commissioner David Stern tomorrow before Miami hosts the Indiana Pacers in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference semifinal series … Continue reading →
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.