Friday, June 3, 2011
NBA needs to start dishing out Technicals to floppers.
Wade was just bad all night, as was Bron. Since when was flopping part of the NBA culture? I know Euros have been doing it for decades, but when did the superstars of the league start selling out to this idea?
Just do like they do with an iffy 3 pointer. Have a crew review it during the game, if it turns out that someone did flop, call a tech on them, and move on. It seems like the only thing that you can do to stop it. You can't fine for this, but i think it more than deserves a technical. 2 Tech's and you're gone.
I honestlly cant think of a better way to solve this. My problem is that it's not only cheap, but because in real time you can't tell, it's pretty effective. If you start penalizing, with legit penalties, it might cease this horrible practice.
Some of you guys have said it might slow the game down, i disagree. When they review a 3 pointer that might have been a two, they do it during a break or intermission. They can easily do this too during those. Or just have a booth person, similar to the NFL who monitors plays and sends the refs feedback. I just think dishing out techs during that game would set people straight. Nobody ever wants to hurt their team in the middle of a game and this seems to be the only surefire way to prevent flopping in the future.