Players skeptical of new flop rule
BY JOHN ROHDE NewsOK.com
Sunday, October 21, 2012
10/21/12 at 8:01 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - Based on the tone of several responses to the NBA's crackdown on flopping this season, you would think no player in the league has ever exaggerated physical contact - or a lack thereof.
"We don't flop over here," Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer said. "We play D. If we take charges, it's a real charge. There are some teams that live and die by the flop. I like the rule. It puts pressure on guys to play better defense."
Not surprisingly, rebellious Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is resisting the league's new action, claiming the anti-flopping rule is "very subjective" and difficult to legislate.
"They're going to have to stick to the most obvious (flops)," Cuban said. "Like he missed you and you fell over. Those type of things."
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Oklahoma City's Nick Collison (left) draws a charge against Los Angeles' Blake Griffin during the game between the Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Tuesday. BRYAN TERRY / The Oklahoman