Marc Stein of ESPN.com reports the NBA announced it plans to fine players for "egregious" flops starting next season. Bravo to the league for wanting to crack down on this abhorrent defensive "technique". I just wish they planned to punish teams in actual games. If the fines successfully deter flopping, Dwight Howard might actually be allowed to post up every once in a while. Hooray.
I know I've posted this video several times before, but here it is again: Pau Gasol flopping against the Magi three times in a single game earlier this season. He got Hedo Turkoglu once and Howard twice. Perhaps he would not have flopped the second and third times if the officials penalized him and the Lakers, perhaps with a technical foul.