Last week I complained about flopping (Post: No No's) and came up with a solution:
How the flop can be stopped—how about fines? Someone can review game tapes, and if someone pulls an obvious Vlade, they lose a little dough and a little bit of integrity. They are publicly scrutinized and then forced to volunteer for an NBA Cares Event.
The NBA must read the corner because look what headlined on espn.com just yesterday:
Fines will be imposed for clear cases of flopping
The NBA announced to its teams this week at its annual pre-draft camp that fines will be imposed on players starting next season for clear cases of "flopping," ESPN.com has learned.
To read on, here is the link: http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3416579
There is no official connection, but I believe my writing and your support helped make the change. Power to the people!
6 hours ago