Monday, November 5, 2012

NBA Issues First Two Flopping Warnings of 2012-13 Season

The NBA has officially warned guards Donald Sloan (Cleveland Cavaliers) and J.J. Barea (Minnesota Timberwolves) for flopping in the first instance of discipline for violating the NBA's new anti-flopping rule.

Further flop actions by either Sloan or Barea found to be egregious will result in a $5,000 fine. A third violation of the anti-flopping provision will result in a $10,000 fine, followed by a $15,000 fine for a fourth violation and a fine of $30,000 for a fifth.

In early October, the NBA issued a press release announcing progressive flop discipline. Under its terms:
A “flop” is an attempt to either fool referees into calling undeserved fouls or fool fans into thinking the referees missed a foul call by exaggerating the effect of contact with an opposing player.
Sloan's actions in falling to the floor during a legal screen and Barea's arm actions after incidental contact constituted a "flop" as defined above.

Discipline 1, Violation 1-Warning: Sloan's flop [Video] (11/2, 4th quarter, 5:58, Cleveland-Chicago)
Discipline 2, Violation 1-Warning: Barea's flop [Video] (11/2, 4th quarter, 10:04, Minnesota-Sacramento)


Anonymous said...

WOW! Barea got slapped in the face-that's not incidental contact. How could his arms not fly up? Flopping is falling down for no reason or throwing yourself around.

Anonymous said...

Puerto Rico does it better!

cyclonehokiece said...

I agree with Anon 10:45, seems a little tickey tack to give him a flop warning when he got contact to the face. It was the arms that got the warning though since he was trying to get the ref to call the foul on contact, therefore falls beneath the definition in the press release.

ump89 said...

The first one looks like both guys flopped!

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