Originally written November 20, 2012 on roundballchat.com:
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Finally the NBA is doing something about flopping. I have been calling for this for the last couple of years. Over the last couple of years players have been flopping way too much. Basketball was turning into soccer. So the NBA is going to do something about it. Well even though the NBA season just started the league has already warned two players for their flopping antics. Two players got a warning about a week ago, now Kevin Martin of the Oklahoma City Thunder got a warning for flopping. Check out his flop in the video below. The first time a player will receive a warning for flopping. After that a player will be fined in increments of $5,000 for each additional flop over the season. For example a fifth offense will result in a $30,000 fine. The NBA even stated in could suspend a player if he violated the anti-flopping rule more than five times. “Flops have no place in our game,” Stu Jackson, the NBA’s executive vice president of basketball operations, said in a written statement...
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