As a NBA fan, there is nothing more annoying than seeing players flop. It cheapens the game and really shows no athletic skill. Players are basically cheating to change the course of the game and it is very irritating seeing it.
There are a couple of players that are notorious for flopping and I think over the past year, the calls from the fans against flopping has gotten louder and louder.
David Stern touched on the issue of flopping this week, when he announced that competition committee will meet next week and they will look at ways to eliminate flopping. This could be done via instant replay.
He went on to state:
“Flopping almost doesn’t do it justice,” Stern said Tuesday just prior to the start of the NBA Finals. “Trickery. Deceit designed to cause the game to be decided other than on its merits. We’ll be looking at that.
“We’ll be looking at a number of things that make it easier for us to say to our fans what we all know to be true: Our referees want to get everything right.”
Hopefully the competition committee comes up with something, maybe they should fine the players as well, if an obvious flop is committed. Some of my favorite players are awesome floppers, but that #$%^ needs to go.