The league is all up in arms about flopping all of a sudden. Manu Ginobili and Rip Hamilton have raised the art of flopping to an art form.
The refs too often reward the flopper with free throws. The league is now proposing to fine players for obvious flops. This begs the question as to who will decide what is a flop and what is a real foul. The refs in the NBA have proved to either be incompetent or officiating with an agenda for the most part. We see PJ Brown playing good defense on a drive with his hands straight up in the air and he is called for a flagrant foul. We see refs watch LeBron grab and hold Pierce's jersey and no call. We see Barry obviously fouled and no call. That no call could very well have decided that series. The league afterwards said it should be a foul but little good that does the Spurs after they lost that close game. We have seen Rip Hamilton being awarded free throws for several flops in this series alone. I guess the league will be combing through every game tape watching for flops so as to fine players and pad the NBA coffers. I doubt giving up a couple thousand dollars will stop any player from flopping as long as they still get the free throws for it from the refs. It's all about wins and losses and if a flop will get them 2 points, then what's a little bit of money. Teams may even pitch in to pay the fines for the better floppers. Hat tip to ProJo for the video.
Here is a video of Red ranting against flopping. With the help of Hall of Fame referee, Mindy Rudolph, they give the solution to flopping: just don't call it. Don't reward the flopper by giving him free throws eventually, as he watches his player go past him and score while he is lying on the floor, he will stop flopping.