Stop the Flop! After over 126,000 signatures to our petition, the league has finally responded!
The mission of this site was to Stop the Flop in the NBA. And We Did It!
How did we do this?
First, we sent a petition to NBA Commissioner David Stern from all of the angry anti-flopping fans out there. We proposed that flops should be punished with technical fouls, fines, and suspensions.
Second, we gathered all the flopping YouTube links and articles as to embarrass NBA floppers. Now, with so much evidence, they will hopefully change their flopping ways (Manu, Raja, Kirilenko, Varejao, The Baron, and many, many more)
Our goal was to unite together in
and Flopping are Synonyms
Thank you to the 126,441 fans who united behind this cause!
Fines will be imposed for clear cases of flopping
The NBA announced to its teams this week at its annual pre-draft camp that fines will be imposed on players starting next season for clear cases of "flopping," ESPN.com has learned.
The league office has yet to determine exact fine amounts for offending flops and how fines might escalate for repeat offenders, but in-game arena observers and video reviewers will be instructed to report instances of theatrical flopping for potential punishment as part of postgame reports on officiating and other matters.
The league's pledge to
crack down on flopping was conveyed to team representatives
at Tuesday's competition committee meeting in Orlando.
NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Stu
Jackson confirmed the new policy Wednesday night saying: "What
was clearly expressed to the committee is that we would
begin imposing fines next season for the most egregious
type of flops. When players are taking a dive, for lack
of a better term."
The Cavs' Anderson Varejao, left, may be fined next season if his actions are found to be a clear case of flopping.
Because a precise penalty system has not yet been structured, it is not yet known whether serial floppers will be subject to possible suspensions after a certain number of fines for flopping, as seen with the league's protocol on technical fouls.
Players who accrue 16 technicals during the regular season are hit with a one-game suspension when they get to No. 16 -- the limit is seven technicals during the playoffs -- and receive one-game suspensions for every other technical thereafter (No. 18, 20, etc.).
Detroit's Rasheed Wallace, a player who has 15 technicals this season and has been suspended in the past for being over the limit for technicals, gave his opinion of floppers to ESPN after the Pistons' 106-102 loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday.
"All that bull(bleep)-ass calls they had out there. With Mike [Callahan] and Kenny [Mauer] -- you've all seen that (bleep)," Wallace said. "You saw them calls. The cats are flopping all over the floor and they're calling that (bleep). That (bleep) ain't basketball out there. It's all (bleeping) entertainment. You all should know that (bleep). It's all (bleeping) entertainment."