The NBA Will Fine Players Up To $30,000 For Flopping This Season

The NBA will begin fining players for flopping this season, the league just announced. Players will be penalised starting at $5,000, and going up to $30,000 for the fifth violation.

Howard Beck of the NYT first tweeted it:

NBA just announced new anti-flopping policy: Warning for 1st violation, $5k fine on 2nd, then $10k, $15k and $30k on subsequent violations

John Schuhmann of NBA.com reports that a 6th violation could lead to a suspension.

Earlier this summer David Stern came out and said he wanted to do something about flopping. As far as we can tell, this is the stiffest anti-diving policy that any team sport has ever adopted. Soccer refs are allowed to penalise players for flopping during the game, but fining them after the fact with the help of video replay will make sure that floppers are actually punished.

So less of this could be coming to the NBA this year:

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Photo: SB Nation

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