hopefully it's actually enforced. This was a must cause flopping is getting out of hands. We see every flop now thankfully to replays. Players are making flopping a skill which is not real basketball. Even 2k13 put flopping into their game. wtf?
apparently this is the video that defines what will be fined/not fined.
Keyword is over-embellishment
The Clippers will be broke by midseason...
If that's the official video, I definitely like the selection of flops. Parker, Wade, other big names used as examples of a fine-worthy flop. And the last example of a non-fine flop shows Paul George getting away with a savvy veteran "nudge" in the back.
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This will still be a challenge. When a 260-lb PF or C bumps into a 215-lb wing player, the forty-five pound difference is going to make it tough to determine if this is simply the physical consequence of mass and speed hitting a smaller mass (which may or may not have speed) or extra acting. Hopefully this process won't be subject to someone like Mike Breen - who's really bad at this as an announcer - declaring every time a bigger guy hits a smaller guy that the smaller guy is flopping.
If all announcers start getting this wrong the way Breen does, then I propose that we as fans get to watch a video tape of Breen taking small bumps from James, Shaq, and even medium-sized NBA players like Anthony and let's see if he goes flying (he will) and let's see if the small guys are always being accused of flopping going forward?
Obviously, the biggest thing this will help is when there is no contact and Manu (I love him anyway, get over it!) keels over like its a gunshot wound. And by no contact, I mean Ike Taylor how-the-heck-did-you-call-that-pass-interference? vs. Santonio Holmes types of no contact. Not a judgment call of "did he actually hit him that hard"?
Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
And life itself, rushing over me
Life itself, the wind in black elms,
Life itself in your heart and in your eyes, I can't make it without you
I love that we still seem to be under the skin of the Miami area media:
"Reputation may play a big role in it,” Battier said.And that’s exactly what Indiana coach Frank Vogel is hoping will happen this season when the NBA begins administering its new “anti-flopping” rule."
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/10/0...#storylink=cpy
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The league should let Jeff Van Gundy be in charge of reviewing the flops....
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