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.