the fact that the referee can't see it as a flop on the floor the majority
of times floors me. When Dwayne Wade jumps sideways on a jumpshot to make
contact and gets two free throws for it is rediculous. And these guys would
trade a measly 5k fine for a win in the playoffs. You should quadruple the fine
in the playoffs period. Bottom line the refs are supposed to be the best in the
game and they can't see these flops happening, they've got to be
better, it's like they look the other way. I think they should fine the
referee that calls a foul on a flop as well, that would go further in
eliminating the flop then anything else!
The only way they're going to fix this is to start fining the officials as
well. In this case, the official who made the call was headed down court with
his head turned the other direction. He never saw the play. He turned his head
back to look over his shoulder and only saw the reaction. Making a call when you
never saw the play is egregiously incompetent and he should be fined or
suspended until he can be retrained.
To me, flopping is cheating.Let's bring back a bit more
integrity to the game and end the charade of flopping. Missing a game (or a
half) would certainly put an end to most of the flopping.Here's
my recommendation.First offense, you get a warning and a pass.
Second offense, the fine is $20,000. On the third offense, it's $20,000 and
you miss the next game. After the third offense, the penalty remains the
same.Whatever the NBA decides to do, the penalty has to be high
enough to cause the "floppers" some pain; until that happens, nothing is
going to change.
Hooks, I think you meant Stern was right... Sterling... well I needed a good
innocent laugh. Thanks for the malaprop! :) And yes soccer players are the
Miss a quarter in the next game for the first offense, a half for the second
offense, three quarters for the third offense etc and you can reset at the end
of the regular season.If players miss time as a penalty, coaches
would crack down on embellishing and flopping. As it stands, they encourage it.
So what's new?80 hours of community service, a missed game --now
that's a fine. 5K ? Chicken feed.
Manu never touched him. Sterling is right...if video shows definitively that
this is a dive, or some other phoniness, the fines should be more than 5 G.
Flailing and faking are so embarrassing, and no real man should stoop to faking
it. Soccer players are the WORST offenders.Writhing in pain, grabbing
their shins like they got shot...get carried to the sidelines...then a quick
blast of that magic spray, and they're running like a deer.
$5000 fine for Wade is like a 50 cent fine for you and me.