The NBA’s new flopping rule has aimed to crack down on any and all NBA players who try to trick referees by over-exaggerating contact. Thus far, some NBA players are already feeling the effects of the new rule in their wallets via their egregious and shameless flops.
The league defines a flop as, “any physical act that appears to have been intended to cause the referees to call a foul on another player,” according to the New York Daily News. Whether you agree with the warnings and fines we’ve seen so far this season, the rule aims to eliminate an obnoxious part of the game, which can only be seen as a positive.
NBA referees have a hard enough time making accurate calls during the course of a game so that they don’t change the game’s outcome. Now, players who aim to trick referees into making phantom foul calls will face the consequences.
Even though the threat of fines and suspensions for flopping looms, that hasn’t prevented the following players from doing so anyway.