Clippers React To NBA's Anti-Flopping Rule

Clippers React To NBA's Anti-Flopping Rule

Postby Kobe8Fan on Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:11 am

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By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin simply smiled Wednesday when asked about the new anti-flopping penalties in the NBA this season.

"It's a good way for the NBA to get more money," Griffin said.

The new rules, announced Wednesday by the league, state players will get a warning the first offense, and will then be fined $5,000 for a second violation. The fines increase to $10,000 for a third offense, $15,000 for a fourth and $30,000 for the fifth time. Six or more could lead to a suspension.

"I guess it's good in the sense that it stops any of that from happening but at the same time you're telling me if it's Game 7 of the NBA Finals and a guy has a chance to make a play, he's going to be like, 'Well, do I want this $10,000 or do I want a championship?' Do you know what I mean?" Griffin said. "It's one of those things that's after the fact and not going to win or lose games for anybody."

Griffin has been one of the more high-profile players in the league accused of flopping by opponents but didn't think the rule necessarily applied to him or the Clippers. He was still unsure how it would affect games next season with the punishments coming after the games are over.

"It's good in a sense that it'll cut down on [flopping] but the whole idea of that is to not have it affect the way the game is going," Griffin said. "And as of now it has no affect on it."

Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said he and other NBA coaches talked about a possible flopping rule during meetings a couple of weeks ago in Chicago but was still unsure how it would change the game.

"It's going to be interesting to see how they view that from a league perspective," Del Negro said. "It's a rule and we're going to have to abide by that. If that's what the commissioner wants to do and the competition committee wants to do, we'll adhere to it. We're going to discuss that a little bit more later [with the team]. The rule came out today and we just played in a scrimmage so we'll talk about it. I don't really see any of our guys having issues with it, per se. It's going to be a feeling-out process for everybody, in terms of how you're going to handle certain things."

Del Negro felt today's players are perhaps more scrutinized when it comes to flopping than in the past because of enhanced technology.

"I just think there's more cameras, more HD, there's social media networks and everything," Del Negro said. "There's just so much more coverage on things that it gets exposed a little bit more."

When Clippers forward Caron Butler was told about the rule, he said he hadn't heard about it before but thought it would be a good thing for the league.

"I don't think we have a flopping problem on this team," Butler said. "I don't watch a lot of other teams and I didn't have the luxury of watching other teams last year with the condensed schedule but over the years you see some calls and some plays that you say, 'He sold it.' If they got (a new rule) in place, it's probably better for the game."


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Re: Clippers React To NBA's Anti-Flopping Rule

Postby LakerFanIam on Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:27 am

I'm not sure why they didn't just make Flopping a personal foul... Possibly a Tech?
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Re: Clippers React To NBA's Anti-Flopping Rule

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Re: Clippers React To NBA's Anti-Flopping Rule

Postby nameant on Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:09 pm

"It's one of those things that's after the fact and not going to win or lose games for anybody."


Uhhhh....except when your flopping leads to a suspension in that game 7 you were talking about buddy. I love how he's basically saying "No big deal. I'd rather flop and pay the fine."
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Re: Clippers React To NBA's Anti-Flopping Rule

Postby Weezy on Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:15 pm

I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the Clippers actually practice flopping as a team. For them to say they don't do it is a joke, almost the whole team does it and it's pathetic.
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Clippers Fans Thought On New Flopping Policy

Postby Kobe8Fan on Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:50 pm

Clippers Fans Thought On New Flopping Policy

Seems to them the league is doing this on purpose in order to prevent the Clippers from making the playoffs, and ensuring the NBA Finals this season will be Lakers/Heat.

Things just got tougher for the red, white and blue. Look at this:

- AEG on sale
- The NBA flopping rule
- Lakers transformed into 2012 Hall Of Fame Laker Gods
- Chris Paul to leave if the Clippers fail

See what's going on here? All these events equal total Clipper Armageddon. They must be prepared.


I can understand CP3 having something of a reputation, but not Blake.

As long as they review his plays on BOTH ends of the floor, I'll be OK with it.


The Flopping rule will effect other teams more. Dare I say Nash and Gasol is not different than CP3 and BG?


Too bad for those people that run into Blake and he falls backwards,,that is not a flop,,that is Blake not wanting to hurt the poor slob that ran into him,,,now they will just hit the wall


I think this policy will backfire. Now, we'll talk about how Stern will favor the money maker team based on the bias of ref. How could them blowing a whistle on poor poor Lakers? :/


Its just gonna make the game better. but oh man, I'm gonna miss those times when I grin because they call a charging foul againts the other team lol.... oh Blake


Fu** david stern


We benefited from flopping like a lot of teams but its a good thing the league is trying to put a end to it.


It's embarrassing how our 2 best players are 2 of the biggest floppers in the league. I hope it stops this year,if not, I'd honestly rather watch the 2007 clippers. They sucked but at least they had some dignity.


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Lol your acting like flopping is a crime. Who the hell cares?

The best NBA players are pretty much all floppers anyway. Lebron, CP3 Dirk, Wade, Bosh, Manu, BG, Kobe, etc all flop.

In fact all the best teams have known floppers.

If you hate flopping so much go watch the Bobcats(not sure if they have floppers or not).
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Re: Clippers React To NBA's Anti-Flopping Rule

Postby Doc Brown on Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:50 pm

Man Clippers fans are just stupid....

You can't see Blake being a flopper?......Find a fist and jam it into your face at high velocity

Nash/Pau on same level of flopping as CP3/BG?.......Please feel free to step on a spike strip

The League's doing this to prevent the Clips from winning?.....See above and do both.
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Postby Rooscooter on Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:56 pm

^^^ Doc..... think about what you just said........ no.... really think about it..........


























Your first sentence is a redundancy......
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Re: Clippers React To NBA's Anti-Flopping Rule

Postby LTLakerFan on Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:56 pm

Kobe8Fan wrote:
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By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin simply smiled Wednesday when asked about the new anti-flopping penalties in the NBA this season.

"It's a good way for the NBA to get more money," Griffin said.

The new rules, announced Wednesday by the league, state players will get a warning the first offense, and will then be fined $5,000 for a second violation. The fines increase to $10,000 for a third offense, $15,000 for a fourth and $30,000 for the fifth time. Six or more could lead to a suspension.

"I guess it's good in the sense that it stops any of that from happening but at the same time you're telling me if it's Game 7 of the NBA Finals and a guy has a chance to make a play, he's going to be like, 'Well, do I want this $10,000 or do I want a championship?' Do you know what I mean?" Griffin said. "It's one of those things that's after the fact and not going to win or lose games for anybody."

Griffin has been one of the more high-profile players in the league accused of flopping by opponents but didn't think the rule necessarily applied to him or the Clippers. He was still unsure how it would affect games next season with the punishments coming after the games are over.

"It's good in a sense that it'll cut down on [flopping] but the whole idea of that is to not have it affect the way the game is going," Griffin said. "And as of now it has no affect on it."

Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said he and other NBA coaches talked about a possible flopping rule during meetings a couple of weeks ago in Chicago but was still unsure how it would change the game.

"It's going to be interesting to see how they view that from a league perspective," Del Negro said. "It's a rule and we're going to have to abide by that. If that's what the commissioner wants to do and the competition committee wants to do, we'll adhere to it. We're going to discuss that a little bit more later [with the team]. The rule came out today and we just played in a scrimmage so we'll talk about it. I don't really see any of our guys having issues with it, per se. It's going to be a feeling-out process for everybody, in terms of how you're going to handle certain things."

Del Negro felt today's players are perhaps more scrutinized when it comes to flopping than in the past because of enhanced technology.

"I just think there's more cameras, more HD, there's social media networks and everything," Del Negro said. "There's just so much more coverage on things that it gets exposed a little bit more."

When Clippers forward Caron Butler was told about the rule, he said he hadn't heard about it before but thought it would be a good thing for the league.

"I don't think we have a flopping problem on this team," Butler said. "I don't watch a lot of other teams and I didn't have the luxury of watching other teams last year with the condensed schedule but over the years you see some calls and some plays that you say, 'He sold it.' If they got (a new rule) in place, it's probably better for the game."


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See that's his way of looking at it..... as if he's making a freaking "play". :man10: :man10: :man10:
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Re: Clippers React To NBA's Anti-Flopping Rule

Postby kray28 on Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:29 pm

Not even Kobe's worst haters will accuse him of flopping like that dumb arse, dropped as a child, retarded little Clipper fan quoted above did.
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Re: Clippers React To NBA's Anti-Flopping Rule

Postby jimbo327 on Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:57 am

No guys, Blake is not a Flopper. No way. No how.

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Re: Clippers React To NBA's Anti-Flopping Rule

Postby Tobias Funke on Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:28 am

I just think the fact that their star player thinks flopping is "making a play" and half the fans are panicking after seeing the fines for flopping says all you need to know about this team. What an embarrassment to the league.
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Re: Clippers React To NBA's Anti-Flopping Rule

Postby kenzo on Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:47 am

kray28 wrote:Not even Kobe's worst haters will accuse him of flopping like that dumb arse, dropped as a child, retarded little Clipper fan quoted above did.

True that.
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Re: Clippers React To NBA's Anti-Flopping Rule

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:48 am

WOW... I came in here to make a snide remark and laugh but I did not expect fan gold to be here :bow:

I love the guy who made it seem like Blake getting ran into and falling was to protect others from being hurt by hitting him :man10:
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Re: Clippers React To NBA's Anti-Flopping Rule

Postby Weezy on Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:10 pm

jimbo327 wrote:No guys, Blake is not a Flopper. No way. No how.

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Wow I almost feel bad for Duncan watching that. An all time great, not a flopper himself, more of an old school no nonsense guy that can handle actual physical ball, having to put up with that flopping nonsense from Griffin, it almost seems disrespectful.
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Re: Clippers React To NBA's Anti-Flopping Rule

Postby Tobias Funke on Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:57 pm

First time I saw Ginger Spice "making a play" against Duncan, I was secretly hoping Timmy would smack him square in the jaw for that bull.
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Re: Clippers React To NBA's Anti-Flopping Rule

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:32 pm

I would never wish injury on anyone, but let's just say if Biff went down with a career ending injury I wouldn't be shedding any tears for him.
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Re: Clippers React To NBA's Anti-Flopping Rule

Postby gcclaker on Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:54 pm

Tobias Funke wrote:First time I saw Ginger Spice "making a play" against Duncan, I was secretly hoping Timmy would smack him square in the jaw for that bull.

What's funny is that Duncan looks to be restraining himself from laughing as to how absurd Griffin was trying to sell that play even after it was over. He did get thrown out once for laughing [see: Joey Crawford].

Oh and I find THIS exchange as priceless:

It's embarrassing how our 2 best players are 2 of the biggest floppers in the league. I hope it stops this year,if not, I'd honestly rather watch the 2007 clippers. They sucked but at least they had some dignity.

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Re: Clippers React To NBA's Anti-Flopping Rule

Postby mastersworddude on Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:15 pm

If you hate flopping so much go watch the Bobcats(not sure if they have floppers or not).

Stupidest thing I've read all day.
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Re: Clippers React To NBA's Anti-Flopping Rule

Postby Finwë on Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:27 pm

Tobias Funke wrote:I just think the fact that their star player thinks flopping is "making a play" and half the fans are panicking after seeing the fines for flopping says all you need to know about this team. What an embarrassment to the league.

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Re: Clippers React To NBA's Anti-Flopping Rule

Postby scott12199 on Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:29 pm

mastersworddude wrote:
If you hate flopping so much go watch the Bobcats(not sure if they have floppers or not).

Stupidest thing I've read all day.

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