Metta World Peace Thanks NBA for Banning Flopping Reviewed by Momizat on . Over the past few years, flopping in the NBA has gotten progressively worse with too many players in the league utilizing their acting skills on the floor to tr Over the past few years, flopping in the NBA has gotten progressively worse with too many players in the league utilizing their acting skills on the floor to tr Rating:
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Metta World Peace Thanks NBA for Banning Flopping

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Over the past few years, flopping in the NBA has gotten progressively worse with too many players in the league utilizing their acting skills on the floor to trick referees into calling a foul.

After seeing flopping occur far too often last season and throughout the 2012 NBA playoffs, the league has had enough and is in the process of finalizing procedures to penalize and fine floppers as Ramneet Singh reported earlier this week.

These new procedures to penalize players for flopping will go into effect this season and no one on the current Los Angeles Lakers squad is happier about the new rules than Metta World Peace:

Known for his ability to be a force defensively, World Peace thrives on the defensive side of the basketball floor. With the Lakers in need for a boost on defense, the storied franchise knew that adding the veteran forward was a step in the right direction after losing Trevor Ariza a few years ago.

Last season, World Peace became increasingly frustrated with players in the league using flopping to their advantage. With plenty of big-name players around the league like LeBron James, Chris Paul, James Harden and Blake Griffin flopping on a nightly basis, World Peace vented via Twitter and feels vindicated as a result of the NBA’s ruling on flopping.

The impact of the new procedures next season will be interesting to say the least. The players mentioned above will almost certainly be testing the bounds of the new rules and will likely be used as an example if they continue to flop in order to manipulate referees into making bad calls.

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  • Jmurquidi

    This is a ploy to fine players and make more money. It will be called based on the refs perception of that particular incident. So basically it’s like calling T’s for showing emotion lol. It would be nice to see flopping dialed back a little, but I still think it’s just another way to make money.

  • http://www.facebook.com/KinDiesel Akinde Olagundoye

    Flopping takes away from the integrity of the game and makes the flopper seem like less of a man. If you can’t stand up and play defense, or take some contact when you have the ball, you don’t belong in the NBA. The game is so weak these days. Even the young kids in the parks and gyms are constantly calling fouls and don’t expect physical defense. To see a Lebron James, the face of the league and a freak of nature athlete, throw his body back in a whiplash motion and hold his face as he’s on the ground….just for the replay to show that he was untouched, is a slap in the face to real basketball fans. Kobe is guilty of flailing, along with other stars, but it should be corrected. And to anyone who wants to know how they can decide if it’s a flop, google worst NBA flops. The flopping is outrageous and obvious when replayed.

  • Just a Laker fan

    Chris Paul going to have problems now just saying….

  • Lakerfreak

    Okay, this is a GREAT thing for the NBA. The only way to fix the flopping problem is to deal with it after the game. It’s too hard to tell during the game without replay, especially with how good some players have got at faking it. And that is what flopping is, faking a foul, acting I such a way that makes e contact seem worse then it is. The worst part of flopping is that it requires players to flop and exaggerate the contact in order to get the call, and so flopping encourages more flopping. To clarify some people think flopping is falling on the ground, there are times when a player is fouled and falls down legitimately but other times when it is all an act or emphasized. Because of this the ref cannot tell right away. And so replay needs to be used which would make the game take 5 hours if down during the game. Fining players after the game will get them to stop. Even if its 10K every time that’s going to add up. At that rate some players would be done 100K per game!!!

    So this has the potential to
    Eliminate exaggeration and faked fouls
    Create a more physical game that anyone who watched 80′s basketball would prefer
    Speed up the game because of less foul calls
    Encourage players to drive to the lane for some sweet highlights.
    It also could lead to less whining by players because they wouldn’t be trying to trick the ref into blowing the whistle but instead would hopefully play on the way basketball was meant to be played.

    Lastly, anyone who feels flopping is a strategy can never be taken seriously again. It’s poor sportsmanship and no fun to watch.

    So like MWP I say thank you.

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