Were a month into the NBA season and already 2 players have got fined for Flopping. The Latest is Brooklyn Nets forward Gerald Wallace. The 1st player to receive a fined by the NBA was Wallace’s teammate Reggie Evans. Like the Los Angeles Clippers are nicknamed Lob City maybe the Nets should be nicknamed Flop City.
He received the fine for launching himself back when LeBron James barely touched him. He got a warning for flopping about two weeks ago on a play with Carmelo Anthony. Check out the two flops on video below.
The first time a player will receive a warning for flopping. After that a player will be fined in increments of $5,000 for each additional flop over the season. For example a fifth offense will result in a $30,000 fine.
The NBA even stated in could suspend a player if he violated the anti-flopping rule more than five times.
“Flops have no place in our game,” Stu Jackson, the NBA’s executive vice president of basketball operations, said in a written statement. “They either fool referees into calling undeserved fouls or fool fans into thinking the referees missed a foul call.
There is nothing more in basketball that bugs people more than players flopping. This happens when a player gets hit and they flop back like they have been really run into. Or sometime players act like they got hit, but they were really never touched. Basketball isn’t soccer.
Some say this is a smart play, to me this disrespects the game, if you want to flop around go become an actor. I wish the NBA would come up with a foul or fine for players that flop. This would hopefully stop it from happening in every game . Now that the NBA has put in these rules hopefully flopping will go away.