HOCKEY TAKES ACTION AGAINST FLOPPING. I posted here about my discovery that there was a collection on the internet of Le Bron James’ eleven worst NBA flops and here about how “…James’ flops have apparently inspired a new Internet trend, appropriately called LeBroning, in which people perform egregious flops in ordinary situations”.
The National Hockey League has now introduced a schedule of fines to be imposed for flopping. This article by Greg Wyshynski reports that with each team having played about 30 games, 22 players have received warnings for flopping. How do they decide whether there has been a flop? Every Monday nine voters get together and watch videos. If six of them say “yeah, that’s diving”, a penalty is imposed. I think the main penalty is being identified as a flopper.
Basketball could do the same thing.