Originally Posted by DVS
These fines are just strange. So a Technical foul results in a $1000 fine and s flop results in a $5000. According to the NBA its 5 times worst to flop than to mouth off to a ref.
well these days just looking at a ref the wrong way gets you a T, so the fine may actually be proportionate.
Kobe talked about preferring the FIBA system of cracking down on flops which involves techs and suspensions for repeat violations versus fines. Honestly I'd prefer it too, but that system assumes that the refs are willing and able to catch and call flops in the middle of a game. If NBA refs were willing and able to catch and call flops period, I don't think a flop conspiracy would have existed in the first place. The reason this system has been implemented is because flopping, in the past, has proven to be effective so guys keep doing it. Hell you don't even have to call a tech on it, just don't give the guy the foul.