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NBA considering penalizing players for flopping

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Chuck~Taylor, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member


    Good or bad idea?
  2. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    I heard that Shane Battier thinks this is a terrible idea.
  3. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    This must be why Vlade Divac left the league.

    and, what would happen if the MLS tried this?
  4. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    I don't think Vlade Divac will make a comeback attempt anytime soon.

    EDIT: Dangit Idaho, you beat me to it! :D
  5. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    "Mr. Stern, Andres Nocioni is here to see you. He seems angry."
  6. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Good idea, but I think they need to include fines with techs. Hit 'em in the pocket as well.
  7. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    I didn't even know that they did this in international play. You would think that they'd allow it because of all the flops that go on in soccer.
  8. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    In soccer, you get a yellow card for diving. I've seen games where it's been a player's second of the game, causing their ejection.
  9. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    Yeah I know. It's not really the flopping but it's how they play possum. It's not flopping so I see your point.
  10. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    Shit, I hope they railroad that through on the college level too.

    I understand the value of possessions, but every game it seems like rather than play defense players are being taught to just run in front of a guy driving to the basket to try and take a charge.
  11. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    But now they have to either get up or get off the field. It's a bit like the NFL rule where you have to miss a play if you leave the field after a play.
  12. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    I think that if they're gonna' do this, they should make it an act of illegal defense which would result in a tech.
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