When the NBA instituted its penalties for flopping this fall, there was widespread hope that they would help curb what has been seen by many as a major problem. The results have been mixed, with the league acknowledging certain obvious violations but generally not enforcing the letter of the law or issuing enough fines to make players change their behavior. In general, it's been more successful as a public relations strategy than as an honest attempt to stop the flops.
In recent years, outcry over flopping has reached its heights during the postseason, which means the next few weeks will give us a sense of just how invested the NBA is in showing fans that they care about the issue. On Thursday, the league announced its adjusted flopping penalties for the playoffs:Read More »from The NBA announces flopping penalties for the playoffs