Sun Sentinal

Violation 1: Warning
Violation 2: $5,000 fine
Violation 3: $10,000 fine
Violation 4: $15,000 fine
Violation 5: $30,000 fine

“Flopping will be defined as any physical act that appears to have been intended to cause the referees to call a foul on another player. The primary factor in determining whether a player committed a flop is whether his physical reaction to contact with another player is inconsistent with what would reasonably be expected given the force or direction of the contact.”

Did David Stern just become a good guy? This has to be one of the greatest face turns in sports history. David Stern, of rig-the-draft, cancel-any-trade, unparalleled smugness infamy just instated one of the most popular rule changes I can imagine. EVERYBODY hates flopping. It’s like the glass crashed and Stern just came out running from the back and Stone Cold Stunnered faggy basketball worldwide. And all Rodger Goodell could do was look on from the back and cry his vinegar ginger tears.

Sorry Manu Ginobli. Sorry James Harden. Sorry LeBron James. Better sign up for acting classes or man up and play some adult basketball.

…Or simply pay the fine and continue playing as you have been your entire career because a warning and a few grand aren’t going to change your game.

Either or.