Championships, and as everyone continues to pick the Heat to win the title I thought it would be a good time to talk about one of the big storylines from this year’s playoffs — the NBA’s anti-flopping rule.
This year the NBA put into motion a stricter anti-flopping rule at the beginning of the playoffs. Players that violate the anti-flopping rule will be fined $5,000 for their first offense, $10,000 for their second offense, $15,000 for their third offense, and $30,000 for their fourth offense.
If a player violates the anti-flopping rule a fifth time they will be subject to an increased fine and/or a suspension that is consistent based on the individual case.
For the last few years flopping has become a huge ordeal in the NBA; players are becoming more clever and tricking the officials to call fouls on the opposing players.
In fact, players who are often found guilty of flopping have been labeled “floppers,” which in the NBA is something you don’t want to be characterized by.