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New flopping rules in place for the 2023-24 season

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This upcoming season, you may enjoy your NBA basketball product with less flopping.

In a punitive move against the league’s finest thespians, the NBA Board of Governors voted last July to instate an in-game flopping penalty. This week, Monty McCutchen, senior vice president of referee development and training, explained the changes, per the Athletic. ($)

The new rule states that when a ref whistles a flop, the egregious performer will receive a non-unsportsmanlike technical foul. Anyone presently in the game for the opposing team can attempt one free throw.

Feel free to flop as much as you like, Chris Paul, because a player can’t be ejected for multiple flopping violations.