NBA clamping down on 'flopping'

Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh dives after a loose ball in the second quarter against the Oklahoma...

Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh dives after a loose ball in the second quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game 4 of the NBA basketball finals in Miami, Florida, June 19, 2012. (REUTERS)

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, Last Updated: 7:52 PM ET

The NBA no longer will tolerate diving, announcing Wednesday that an "anti-flopping" rule will be in effect this season.

"Flops have no place in our game -- they either fool referees into calling undeserved fouls or fool fans into thinking the referees missed a foul call," NBA executive vice-president Stu Jackson said.

He said that video review will be used to determine whether a player has committed a flop. The player first will get a warning and then an automatic fine, starting at $5,000 and rising with further violations.

Jackson said that drawing an offensive foul by moving to a given position would not count as flopping.


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