NBA announces harsher flopping penalties for playoffs

NBA announces harsher flopping penalties for playoffs

Postby JSM on Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:17 pm

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NBA to have harsher penalties for flopping in playoffs
There's one thing the Lakers may not have to worry about with their first-round matchup against the San Antonio Spurs.

Manu Ginobili flopping.

The NBA announced harsher penalties for repeat offenders, including a possible suspension after the fifth transgression. The league will also levy fines to players that flop starting at $,5000 for the first flop, $10,000 for a second violation, $15,000 for a third and $30,000 for a fourth.

Such measures are slightly harsher than the penalties implemented this season. The NBA office warned a player after his first flop before following with fines of $5,000 for a second violation, $10,000 for a third, $15,000 for a fourth and $30,000 for a fifth transgression.

The NBA determined there were 24 flopping violations, including 14 who received warnings and five others who received a $5,000 fine for breaking the anti-flopping rule twice.
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Re: NBA announces harsher flopping penalties for playoffs

Postby Doc Brown on Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:20 pm

Suspension after the 5th one?

How many people got more than 2 warnings in 82 games?

More of the same, "Hey look we are doing something about this, but really it's just lip service".

4 flopping penalties will cost someone 60,000.........big whoop when 95% of the league is making millions.
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Re: NBA announces harsher flopping penalties for playoffs

Postby Weezy on Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:46 pm

Like I said with the first one, I'll believe it when I see it. Like the NBA is really going to penalize or even suspend some of its biggest stars who are its biggest floppers (Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, James Harden).
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Re: NBA announces harsher flopping penalties for playoffs

Postby Dratini927 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:47 pm

Hollow threats once again.
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Re: NBA announces harsher flopping penalties for playoffs

Postby therealdeal on Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:40 pm

Call me in Game 5 of the Clippers/Grizzlies and Chris Paul has been suspended. Then again in Game 6 when Griffin is.
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Re: NBA announces harsher flopping penalties for playoffs

Postby pound4pound1 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:59 pm

first MDA becomes coach of the month and now this...NBA full of comedy today
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Re: NBA announces harsher flopping penalties for playoffs

Postby Forward Three on Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:02 pm

Announcing is one thing. Actually enforcing...
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Re: NBA announces harsher flopping penalties for playoffs

Postby nameant on Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:05 am

They only pretend to care about it bc the fans are tired of it. Nothing to see here.
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Re: NBA announces harsher flopping penalties for playoffs

Postby 432J on Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:47 am

:man10: yeah ok NBA

suspension after FIVE flopping violations?! how about you tell the refs to actually call just one!
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Re: NBA announces harsher flopping penalties for playoffs

Postby abeer3 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:05 pm

look out, ryan hollins/reggie evans/jodie meeks/tiago splitter/other guys that don't sell jerseys, WE'RE COMING FOR YOU!!!!111111
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Re: NBA announces harsher flopping penalties for playoffs

Postby Congo Cash on Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:04 am

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Another "rule" that will never be implemented...
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Re: NBA announces harsher flopping penalties for playoffs

Postby Rooscooter on Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:35 am

So what does this mean for the league favorite Clippers? Will the league go from ignoring their crap completely to maybe accepting the remote possibility that Chris Paul isn't actually beat down to the ground 3 times a half?....

This is such a pile of hot steaming crap.... why even say that it's going to be enforced differently if you intended to enforce it in the first place?.... Just shows that it was lip service in the first place.

You know it's a bogus rule when the 4 top players responsible for the fan outcry that was the catalyst for the rule in the first place aren't even effected by the new rule.....

Chris Paul is a darling and the league is pushing him and arranging endorsements with the League's partners.... they will do nothing to tarnish that marketing brand.... And Paul knows it and will use it to get an even bigger advantage.
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Re: NBA announces harsher flopping penalties for playoffs

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:50 am

So when you don't actually enforce the penalties they only way to go is up. Yaaaa NBA will finally announce that there is indeed flopping. Sweet, now I can rest again.
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Re: NBA announces harsher flopping penalties for playoffs

Postby khmrP on Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:14 am

Dratini927 wrote:Hollow threats once again.

+1, when the king of flops Cp360 only had 1 warning for the year you know its all BS.
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Re: NBA announces harsher flopping penalties for playoffs

Postby dj vitus on Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:33 pm

How about a suspension after the 3rd incident? And throw in a technical foul each time to boot.

At least the NBA has this in place whereas in soccer, nobody cares. I expect that 24 number to go up next year.
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Re: NBA announces harsher flopping penalties for playoffs

Postby Forward Three on Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:30 pm

I think something that really bothers me about the flopping discussion is that the way the league, and sure enough most fans, seem to perceive flopping is that it can only occur if it is pretending to be hit when you weren't, and that instances like Blake Griffin getting a little bit of contact but then spinning out of control, as he did yesterday, don't constitute flopping because there was a little contact. This is the critical eye and the distinction that needs to be honed in on. People need to come to a better understanding that just because a player was fouled doesn't mean he didn't also flop. Lakers fans who are honest can readily admit we have had floppers on our teams before. Derek Fisher sold contact as well as anyone, even Kobe with his arm-flailing can be a bit ridiculous at times, and that stuff should receive a warning at the minimum, because it needs to be on player's minds as something they can get in trouble for.

Instead, the league appears to do what fans do and basically says "no harm, no foul" and decides that if the flopping occurred because of contact, it is 'fair' or 'warranted' or otherwise something to ignore completely.

Maybe that's drawing too hard of a line, and I think we all agree that some degree of 'craftiness' actually kind of enhances the game in a way both offensively(moving through a defender's body to create a foul) and defensively(exaggerating contact a bit to get a call). Some degree of these things probably enhances the game a little bit, but I'd gladly get rid of all of them with a hard line policy that penalized even the 'crafty' sort-of-flopping if it meant actually solving the serious flopping issue.

But, it's all so hollow because the league has already demonstrated without question that they are protecting their important players regardless.
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