Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 at 5:40 pm  |  27 responses

NBA Announces Financial Penalties for Flopping

As expected, it will start NBA hurting players’ pockets when they flop during games. The League unveiled the punishment that it will hand to offenders: “The NBA will adopt an anti-flopping rule beginning with the 2012-13 season, Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Stu Jackson announced Wednesday. [...] ‘Flopping’ will be defined as any physical act that appears to have been intended to cause the referees to call a foul on another player. The primary factor in determining whether a player committed a flop is whether his physical reaction to contact with another player is inconsistent with what would reasonably be expected given the force or direction of the contact. Physical acts that constitute legitimate basketball plays (such as moving to a spot in order to draw an offensive foul) and minor physical reactions to contact will not be treated as flops. Any player who is determined to have committed a flop during the regular season will be subject to the following: Violation 1: Warning, Violation 2: $5,000 fine, Violation 3: $10,000 fine, Violation 4: $15,000 fine, Violation 5: $30,000 fine. If a player violates the anti-flopping rule six times or more, he will be subject to discipline that is reasonable under the circumstances, including an increased fine and/or suspension.”

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  • danpowers

    finally! the unfair thing about the fine is just, that minimum players wont really be able to afford to flop, while max players wont care too much. they better put that penalties percentage wise on the income. like 0,5% of the annual wage for the first flop, 0,7% for the second, and so on.

    the decisions on who to fine and who not could also get ugly at times because that definition of the rule leaves room for alot of subjective interpretation


    great move, only for the wrong reasons because the NBA only did this to generate money and not to keep up the integrity of the sport.

  • That Dude

    Thats such a hipster comment bruh

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    this will hurt Kevin Martin… a lot.

  • iceman

    divac must be rolling over in his grave from this new development

  • TheUnspokenTruth

    They could have simplified things and just treat flopping exactly like technical fouls, since it falls into the category of “unsportsmanlike conduct”. Call it during the during the game, ejection after two consecutive T’s, suspension after 16, and post-game review & rescind if necessary.

    Those fines for flopping seem steeper than the regular technicals, but no sympathy for floppers!

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    yes! r.i.p floppers

  • ThaWindy

    Why cant the refs not to call it?

  • roscoe

    too bad… if you want to flop pay the damn fine or get paid more. i have zero i mean absolutely zero compassion for any euro trash type basketball being played on the soil of the greatest country in the world, the USA.

  • roscoe

    @I slap hipsters – Hard: Um… considering the comish gets paid around $15Mil per year i don’t think this move had anything to do with generating money.
    Moreover, this move is about keeping the game pure and in a form that is respectable, not a fish out of water dance for a fine that you are advocating.
    Don’t slap ppl either.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stanleynky Code Honor

    Good, now Lebron James can’t flop his way into another championship lol

  • danpowers

    it doesnt take a european to flop. this shit is also widely spread in africa and latin america. you also see many us guys doin that crap. i am a european and i tell you many ppl over here hate that pussy stuff too. its mostly a football thing, this is where shit shit comes from.

    n btw, it takes a damn small brain to think that there is such a thing as a “greatest” or “worst” country in the world. “patriotism is a virtue of the vicious” ;)

  • Shifty

    They don’t becuase to make a accurate call thehey would have to watch the film live and that can take up to much time. So the ref will continue to call as they see it and then after the game they evaluate if it was a flop or not then either fine them or dont.

  • Redd

    Great job, wow something right was done.

  • Max

    Be carefull when talking to an american and saying football instead of soccer..
    He’ll go bananas on you lol


    EVERYTHING is money-related in this league. You are clearly not on top of your shit if you think otherwise.

  • windsurfer-sp

    Who cares about money, there will now be official social pressure on players who flop. Imagine saying “Mr. All Star officially flopped 4 times this season”, everyone would bag him out and he would loose his reputation.

    Maybe in the future with successful implementation of this one day there can be harsher penalties for flopping in a playoff game. This is a great step.

  • danpowers

    lol i know. same with british when you call it soccer

  • Unknown nigga

    africa? what was the purpose if you saying africa? Stfu

  • roscoe

    Did you say I have a small brain? Sounds like you have a case of the abusive ad hominem.

  • roscoe


  • roscoe

    I don’t disagree; money is important. My point was the nba is not looking for a new line item of revenue which was your point. That’s laughable.

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  • danpowers

    even been to africa or played pickup games with africans you moron? africa is soccer/football country. they bring that flopping, complaining and cry-baby talking to the basketball courts, too. i love those who i know like my bros but unfortunately thats a fact.

  • danpowers

    i would like to start a discussion based on sociological paradigms about how societies work and the negative consequences of nation states and nationalist thinking. i just highly doubt that a patriot could actually follow that so i decided to put it short ;)

  • roscoe

    Touché, I would not. Lmao.

  • danpowers

    no suprise you wouldnt because there is no reasonable arguement or proof in favor of patriotism, so it stays just as a mechanism for elites to controll their masses and for the ordinary people to fool themselves. my good deed for today.