The NBA is still trying to figure out the best solution to deal with flopping. The league has upped its postseason ante with $5,000 fines handed out on first violation, no warning needed.
It might sound stiff to the common fan, but it relates more to a minor traffic violation with salaries taken into account. No one likes getting the fine, sure, but that doesn't stop any of us from rolling through a stop sign every now and then.
Indiana Pacers star Paul George has his own idea of how to punish floppers.
When Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers tried to sell an offensive foul on George in the first quarter of Game 7, the first-year All-Star just gathered himself and calmly drilled a triple from the right wing.
And George had no interest in just letting his play do the talking:
"Stop flopping!" - Paul George to Mario Chalmers.— Marcel Mutoni (@marcel_mutoni) June 4, 2013
The words got a little more colorful from there, but you'll have to use your lip-reading skills to figure out the rest.
Regardless of what was said, though, the message had been delivered: flop and there will be direct repercussions:
That's the best way to combat flopping - pop a 3 in his eye— Candace Buckner (@blazerbanter) June 4, 2013
Flopping's an unfortunate reality of today's hoops world. But when refs sniff out an acting gig and silence their whistles, players have the chance to weed it out one three at a time.