Commissioner David Stern has decided that every game will be reviewed after they are done, and fines will be given to players who flopped.
(NOTE: If anyone knows how to apply for this job, let me know. It has to be the greatest job in the world.)
So, if this is enacted next season, no doubt there will be some poorer players in Los Angeles next season, like Steve Nash and Chris Paul, but there will also be some who really benefit, like Dwight Howard.
One player, Metta World Peace, is so excited that he took to Twitter to express his feelings:
Thanks for banning flopping— Metta WorldPeace (@MettaWorldPeace) September 29, 2012
While a bit sexist, it’s hilarious, because no one likes a flopper.
Who invented flopping?Flopping was for when girls played with guys , which was respectable. But then guys started taking tips from girls.— Metta WorldPeace (@MettaWorldPeace) September 30, 2012
Flopping slows down the game and causes unnecessary penalties, compromising the true competitive edge of each game.
Other sports, like hockey, have taken steps to end their flopping problem with Embellishment penalties. The NBA should certainly have this as well, and give it as equally an entertaining name, especially since hockey fans won’t be seeing Embellishment any time soon.
Many NBA fans are with Metta World Peace, and couldn't be happier about these new rules.