March 7, 2011; Denver, CO, USA; NBA commissioner David Stern addresses the media before the game between the Denver Nuggets and the Cleveland Cavilers at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

David Stern Calls Flopping "Trickery". Plans To Find Solution

According to the Associated Press:

David Stern has said that there is some tweaking that needs to be done to the NBA. Some changes might come as soon as next monday, when the competition committee will meet to address the “flopping” situation. It has became a league wide phenomena among players this season. The committee will discuss wether or not they should allow officials to review plays where a player may have “flopped” via instant replay.

This sounds like it may be a good idea, the only problem I see with it is it may slow the game down tremendously with all the game stoppage for official review.

Here’s what Stern had to say about it:

“Flopping almost doesn’t do it justice,” Stern said Tuesday just prior to the start of the NBA Finals. “Trickery. Deceit designed to cause the game to be decided other than on its merits. We’ll be looking at that.

“We’ll be looking at a number of things that make it easier for us to say to our fans what we all know to be true: Our referees want to get everything right.”

There are other topics and issues that Stern wishes to address this offseason. He wants to discuss whether NBA players should continue to play in the Olympics, if so, then maybe implementing a cutoff age. There has been a lot of buzz going around the league of players risk to much to play in the Olympics to not get paid.

The Olympics are huge and NBA players should always be able to represent their countries. I like the idea of an age cutoff though, especially for Team USA. Guys like Kobe, Lebron, and Carmelo have been on the team since they arrived in the league and have not left any room for any young guys to get a chance.

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