Today, the National Basketball Association announced disciplinary procedures to ameliorate excessive “flopping” during the upcoming season. In an official release as published on NBA.com, Stu Jackson, the Association’s Executive Vice President of Operations stated:
“Flops have no place in our game — they either fool referees into calling undeserved fouls or fool fans into thinking the referees missed a foul call,” Jackson said. “Accordingly, both the Board of Governors and the Competition Committee felt strongly that any player who the league determines, following video review, to have committed a flop should — after a warning — be given an automatic penalty.”
Here is the schedule of penaties as announced by Jackson:
1st Offense: Warning
2nd Offense: $5,000
3rd Offense: $10,000
4th Offense: $15,000
5th Offense: $30,000
After six or more offenses, penalties can include an unspecified fine and|or suspension.
At this rate, Blake Griffin stands to be out more than $60,000 and suspended after the first game of the season.
And so it goes.
Ciao for now!