New Anti-Flopping Rules Introduced for the NBA Playoffs

The League announced today that they’re going to get tougher on floppers come Playoff time — the NBA will impose harsher penalties on players who get caught flopping during the postseason. Here’s the press release: “The NBA’s anti-flopping rule, adopted at the beginning of the 2012-13 season, had 24 violations during the 2012-13 regular season. Fourteen players received warnings while five players received a $5,000 fine for violating the anti-flopping rule twice. 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 are not deemed to be flops. Any player who is determined to have committed a flop during the 2013 Playoffs will be subject to the following: Violation 1: $5,000 fine, Violation 2: $10,000 fine, Violation 3: $15,000 fine, Violation 4: $30,000 fine. If a player violates the anti-flopping rule five times or more, he will be subject to discipline that is reasonable under the circumstances, including an increased fine and/or suspension.”