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  1. TrueHoop TV: Things are getting floppy

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | May 29, 2013
  2. NBA's new playoff flopping rules

    Henry Abbott

    A press release from the NBA: The NBA has set the league's anti-flopping disciplinary schedule to be used during the 2013 Playoffs, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations Stu Jackson announced today. "Flopping" is defined as any phys...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  3. Flopera

    Henry Abbott

    Bravo, Slate, for this wonderful bit of Flop theater....

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  4. Rajon Rondo's fanciest trick

    Henry Abbott

    Jared Wickerham/Getty Images Rajon Rondo out-thinks people all the time -- sometimes including referees. Mavericks guard Derek Fisher fouled out with 1:07 left in the first overtime on what was, in slow-motion, a whopper of a flop by Rajon Rondo. F...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  5. Is the flopping rule working?

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA's anti-flopping rule is a timid one that has been timidly enforced. And just maybe it's totally working. Where the league might have done something bold with technology, they did not. (My HoopIdea is they'd bring the off-site anonymous ...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  6. The first official floppers

    Henry Abbott

    Step right this way, Jose Juan Barea and Donald Sloan. There has been flopping in the NBA since the beginning, but you two are the first players to ever be officially identified by the league as floppers. The plays were fairly routine. Young Caval...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  7. J.J. Barea, Donald Sloan first to receive flopping warnings

    Henry Abbott

    The Timberwolves' J.J. Barea and Cavaliers' Donald Sloan are the first players who have been identified as floppers under the NBA's new anti-flopping rule.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2012
  8. 11 things about 12 games

    Henry Abbott

    A dozen contests into the NBA's 1,230-game regular season, a few things worth noting: There does seem to be less flopping since the NBA's new rule, even though to my knowledge the rule has not yet resulted in any penalties. Did anybody else notic...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  9. Jarrett Jack of Golden State Warriors says he's received warning ...

    Henry Abbott

    The effects of the NBA's new anti-flopping program are being felt by players even before the program has been fully implemented.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  10. The NBA's flopping strategy

    Henry Abbott

    "Flopping" will be defined as any physical act that appears to have been intended to cause the referees to call a foul on another player. The primary factor in determining whether a player committed a flop is whether his physical reaction to contact ...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  11. The ref made me flop

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Shane Battier says one reason players go down is because referees tell them they have to. On Heat Index, Tom Haberstroh digs into the NBA's new, as-yet unclear anti-flopping policy. Erik Spoelstra and LeBron James are a...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  12. TrueHoop TV: J.A. Adande on flopping

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | September 28, 2012
  13. A baby step to stop the flop

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA is set to take action against floppers with league spokesman Tim Frank reiterating what David Stern had hinted at in June: This upcoming season flops caught on video will be punished with fines from the league office some time in the followin...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  14. No time to be timid on flopping

    Henry Abbott

    David Stern opened the Finals with a press conference that was scathing on the topic of flopping, saying: "Flopping" almost doesn't do it justice. Trickery. Deceit. Designed to cause the game to be decided other than on its merits. We'll be looking ...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  15. Source -- NBA officials meeting, to vote on replay tweaks

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA's Board of Governors is meeting in Las Vegas on Thursday, and a source with knowledge of the talks told ESPN.com the agenda includes votes on several rule changes, especially expanding the use of instant replay.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2012
  16. TrueHoop TV: David Stern on flopping

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | June 20, 2012