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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. The NBA's banned performance enhancers

    Henry Abbott

    As TrueHoop digs into the issue of performance-enhancing drugs and the NBA, one of the most basic questions is: What substances are banned? The list was long even before growing in the 2011 NBA collective bargaining agreement. By the rules of that...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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 the agenda includes votes on several rule changes, especially expanding the use of instant replay.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2012
  7. NBA -- Jeremy Lin Six Degrees Of Separation, Poison Pill

    Henry Abbott

    How the new CBA played a big role in the Knicks' decision to part with Jeremy Lin.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2012
  8. NBA considering significant rule changes

    Henry Abbott

    NEW YORK -- Signs are increasingly strong that change is coming to the NBA. At Wednesday's draft lottery, David Stern signaled that he will urge a newly formed competition committee to consider significant rule changes -- for instance, the eliminatio...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  9. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Times: "With NBA lockout in effect, did Mark Cuban break rules by standing on stage w/ Mavericks players at ESPYS?" Michael Lee of The Washington Post: So, does Mark Cuban get a $1 million fine for shaking hands with ...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  10. NBA escapes a scuffle

    Henry Abbott

    Marc Serota/Getty Images Sport NBA rules say any player who runs from the bench area to a fight must be suspended. We're a few hours from the 2011 NBA Finals' Game 7, if there were going to be one. The Mavericks prevented all that, of course, wh...

    Blog | June 14, 2011
  11. The D-League has George Karl's answer

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA playoffs have been fantastic so far. If there's one really bad thing, though, it's that the Thunder got a key bucket in a thrilling game against the Nuggets on a crucial -- and fairly blatantly incorrect -- no-call. The rules state that playe...

    Blog | April 18, 2011
  12. First Cup: LeBron returns to Cleveland

    Henry Abbott

    Shandel Richardson of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "Heat forward LeBron James downplayed a report that suggested the team may have violated the NBA tampering rules during his free agency. A report by Yahoo! Sports said the Cleveland Cavs have hire...

    Blog | December 02, 2010
  13. Dwight Howard shoots illegally slow free throws

    Henry Abbott

    Isaac Baldizon/NBAE/Getty Images NBA rules give players ten seconds from catching to shooting. When an NBA player is fouled, and heads to the line, the game seems to stop. There's a break in the frenetic pace of NBA basketball. But that's a faca...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  14. New D-League rules with NBA potential

    Henry Abbott

    The D-League has a lot going on -- they'll tell you every chance they get that 20% of NBA players have D-League experience. It's worth watching for the basketball. But it's also an incubator of ideas that may be coming soon to the NBA. For inst...

    Blog | September 29, 2010
  15. If players don't stop whining

    Henry Abbott

    They're going to get a lot of technicals. David Biderman of the Wall Street Journal did some tallying, to see how often players did things in past games that would be technical-worthy under the new rules: We looked back at two NBA Finals contests fr...

    Blog | September 27, 2010
  16. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Bradley of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "The Hawks showed Thursday they could play with the Magic for three quarters. NBA rules, alas, still stipulate four 12-minute periods. In the fourth period the Hawks did their usual road disappearing ...

    Blog | May 07, 2010