KB24 wrote:My problem with the rule is that it comes after the game...so you might have lost the game because of a dumb flop and then a multi-millionaire like Paul has to pay 5000 bucks...thats nothing.
I think its better than nothing though. Its just very hard to figure out what a flop is, especially if there is contact. There will be too many calls that can go either way even after watching it 10 times on TV.
I think the best way would be for someone to make a mix of all questionable call during a first half and refs would look at it in half time and hand out a technical for each flop ... after the game same process ... just after the game technical ... also first flop would be fined $50,000 and every other one with additional $50,000 from the previous one ... this would limit them financially and with playing time due to the technicals ...
This doesn't seem very fair. I mean, some guy on a 10-day contract embellishes contact and then has to pay a substantial portion of his pay. This works for someone with a monster contract, but is way too punitive for most of the guys on smaller contracts.
Plus, you've now made flopping one of the worst possible offenses since other monetary punishments are less so those will have to go up to $100K-$500K depending on the offense. I'm not sure bankrupting players is the best solution, haha. (But it would probably work!)