Posted by: Jazzaholic on September 28th, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
King David announced that the games will be reviewed after the game and fines accessed for flopping.
Will it help…Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
“Johnny hit me in the head with a spit-wad.”
“Well, we’ll have to review the security footage after class and see, if we should take away his elastic.”
“Ouch! He did it again.”
So goes the NBA.
If a player is making $10m and gets fined $5,000, it’s like most people getting a $10 fine, which is less than a speeding ticket. It makes some revenue, but doesn’t deter speeding.
So, what would reduce the flopping?
How about calling the charge/block correctly?
I know, it’s too much to ask, that a player have an established position BEFORE the offensive player makes his move, but that would reduce the sliding, moving, jumping in the path, leaning and selling of the “charge”, ie, flopping.
When you reward players, for not playing by the rules, by not making the calls, you enable flopping.
It’s the same thing with illegal (moving) screens, traveling and “star treatment.”
After you’ve raised a few kids, you realize that most rules are never enforced and should be dropped. Keep the rules, which are really worthwhile and enforce them, consistently, every time, at the time…not 2 days later.
Your dog wets on your couch. Two days later you swat him with a newspaper. WHAT THE HECK! What was that for? Crazy human!
If it doesn’t affect the game outcome, why not keep doing it?
King David says he wants to go slow and take minimal action to correct the problem.
This has been going on for how many years?
How about a 4th official, in the booth, for every game, who reviews the charge/block or illegal screen for a flop, making the call at the time? The penalty would be an immediate correction of the poorly called play (educating the refs) and penalizing the flopper!
Just a thought from my addled mind. It’ll never happen.
Go slow. Slap wrists.
Yea…That ought to do it.
Poor officiating, star treatment and bad acting are ruining the game we all love.
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