As most fans would agree, the 2011-12 NBA season has seen an increase in the amount of players taking a ‘flop’.
Is this testing your patience and are you growing increasingly tired of seeing this getting looked past within the game?
Well, it seems like David Stern & the NBA are finally ready to take action against what they see as players deceiving match referees. The League Commissioner Stern met on Monday with his League committee and discussed at length the many options the league should look at taking against these floppers.
David Stern said one option could be to have “postgame analysis” and could potentially penalise players and went on to say that the league wants to find a way to “put a stake in the ground that says this is not something that we want to be part of our game.”
Stern did also comment on how it was discussed that the league may look at expanding instant replays for flagrant fouls and goaltending.
Us as NBA fans have over the years been fairly critical of some of Sterns actions and the Commissioner most definitely has moments of letting himself and the league down but this time it seems he is on to a good thing.
Flopping isn’t a good look for the league. All sports have elements of players attempting to deceive game officials, and it needs to be eradicated as early as possible. Whatever it is the league finally decide to add to the game to stamp this out can only be a good for the league and for us as fans of the game.