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Commissioner David Stern said the NBA's flopping penalties aren't strong enough to stop the act, though he doesn't know if the league will strengthen them.

Stern: Flopping penalties too weak

The soon-to-be outgoing NBA commissioner addressed the league's penalties for flopping, voicing concerns that many have shared since its implementation.


Stern: 'Broke' doc was 'mildly racist'

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, the NBA commissioner called out the '30 for 30' documentary for not presenting the facts as well as it could have. 

Stern knows flopping penalties not strong enough

Commissioner David Stern says the NBA's flopping penalties aren't strong enough to stop the act, though he doesn't know if the league will strengthen them. The league implemented a system this season to crack down on flopping, the act of exaggerating contact to fool referees into calling a foul. Players were fined $5,000 for a second offense during the regular season...

Stern overseeing his last NBA Finals

David Stern thinks that when it comes to the NBA Finals, his last might be the best. Stern's 30-year reign as NBA Commissioner will end Feb. 1, making this Miami-San Antonio series the final championship matchup of his tenure overseeing a league that has grown into a wildly successful international corporate giant under his watch. Still, there's plenty of items remaining...

David Stern Hints At Increasing Flopping Penalties

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...

Stern knows where 'bodies are buried'

Every year before the NBA Finals tip off, the commissioner holds a press conference where he addresses the hundreds of media in attendance, and usually they're unremarkable affairs. But this year happens to be David Stern's last full year as NBA commish -- he'll be stepping down in February 2014 after 30 years on the job -- so his final Finals press conference was a...

Stern Wants Flopping Fines to be $$$$$$$$$$$$$

Commish David Stern wants heftier fines for flopping next season. “You’re not going to cause somebody to stop it for $5,000 when the average player’s salary is $5.5 million.” It’s a good point. It should be $5.5 million per flop and make the player salaries $5,000. Wait I just switched those around. Did you catch my little move?? I bet you did. You’re pretty sharp, you...

David Stern: NBA’s Flopping Penalties are too Weak

    Flopping in the NBA has become an epidemic at this point, something that has clearly become a part of the game. Even the superstars these days are flopping, just ask the likes of LeBron James and Chris Paul. The NBA to their credit, made it a point this year that they wanted to cut down on the flopping going on throughout the league. Administering $5,000 fines to players that...

Heat give up late rally, fall in Game 1 to Spurs

MIAMI What happened: Commissioner David Stern called it the most anticipated NBA Finals in 30 years.Thats a bit of exaggeration. Still, from the looks of Game 1, this could be a heck of a series.The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat 92-88 Thursday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. Unfortunately for fans, theyll now have to wait until Sunday for Game 2.Guard Tony Parker led...

Spurs’ Big Three flew commercial on infamous flight because of plane problems

NBA fans won’t forget the infamous November night when the San Antonio Spurs royally ticked off commissioner David Stern by sending their top three players home from a road trip the day of their huge, nationally-televised game at the Miami Heat. The game was appropriately hyped up by TNT because it featured two of the [...]

Dr. J Says Lakers Trick The Sixers Into Taking Bynum; Claims Celtics are Shady Too

Dr. J thinks the Celtics and Lakers are shady when it comes to trades. Besides David Stern blocking the Chris Paul trade, over the years the Lakers and Celtics have been known to swing trades extremely in their favor. Here is what the Good Doctor had to say about the Andrew Bynum deal. “When you talk to the Lakers, when you talk to the Celtics, when you talk to – well, those...

Satirical article claims NBA changed logo to include LeBron James flopping (pic)

A fantastic piece of satire from the fine folks at The Heckler imagines what it would be like if Commissioner David Stern bit the bullet, admitted that flopping is here to stay and the league might as well accept it. In fact, the NBA might as well incorporate flopping into its logo. Even better, why [...]The post Satirical article claims NBA changed logo to include LeBron James flopping...
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