The NBA has taken a stance on flopping, one that has been less than popular with a few players. A warning will be given for the first violation, followed by fines of $5,000 for the second, $10,000 for the third, $15,000 for the fourth, and $30,000 for the fifth.
Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks likes the new rule. Blake Griffin of the LA Clippers, who was called an “actor” by Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins last season, sees the rule as a money grab for the league. Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki isn’t a fan of it. Here’s how Golden State Warriors guard Jarrett Jack feels.
So I’ve been warned for flopping hahaha smdh
— JARRETT JACK (@Jarrettjack03) October 16, 2012
No punishments will be handed out during the preseason but once games start for real on October 30 players will be a little lighter in the pockets if they’re continuously caught flopping. We already knew the NBA was serious about cutting down on it. Jarrett Jack added further confirmation.