In a report by by Ken Berger of CBS Sports, the NBA is close to finalizing a new rule that will result in having some consequences for flopping. Some players in the league have even admitted to having flopping in their skill set.
The caveat in this flopping policy is that fines will only be handed out after the game. That means you can flop all you want during the game and will not be assessed a technical foul or ejected. A bill will just arrive at your address after committing the classless act. The league spokesman even released a statement regarding that the flopping rule will be a post-game type of of infraction. The league spokesman said,
The procedures will likely involve a postgame review as opposed to calling it as an in-game infraction.
If the league wants to clean up the flopping image, they should really include an in-game consequence. These are professional basketball player who earn millions of dollars and being fined is chump change in a way. On the other hand, this is a major step for the NBA to stop the annoying nature of flopping.
This policy really targets the best floppers in the league at the moment. That includes names like Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, LeBron James, Luis Scola, Shane Battier, etc. In other words, this flopping rule affects the Los Angeles Clippers and the Miami Heat the most.