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#1 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 10:11 AM

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By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin simply smiled Wednesday when asked about the new anti-flopping penalties in the NBA this season.

"It's a good way for the NBA to get more money," Griffin said.

The new rules, announced Wednesday by the league, state players will get a warning the first offense, and will then be fined $5,000 for a second violation. The fines increase to $10,000 for a third offense, $15,000 for a fourth and $30,000 for the fifth time. Six or more could lead to a suspension.

"I guess it's good in the sense that it stops any of that from happening but at the same time you're telling me if it's Game 7 of the NBA Finals and a guy has a chance to make a play, he's going to be like, 'Well, do I want this $10,000 or do I want a championship?' Do you know what I mean?" Griffin said. "It's one of those things that's after the fact and not going to win or lose games for anybody."

Griffin has been one of the more high-profile players in the league accused of flopping by opponents but didn't think the rule necessarily applied to him or the Clippers. He was still unsure how it would affect games next season with the punishments coming after the games are over.

"It's good in a sense that it'll cut down on [flopping] but the whole idea of that is to not have it affect the way the game is going," Griffin said. "And as of now it has no affect on it."

Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said he and other NBA coaches talked about a possible flopping rule during meetings a couple of weeks ago in Chicago but was still unsure how it would change the game.

"It's going to be interesting to see how they view that from a league perspective," Del Negro said. "It's a rule and we're going to have to abide by that. If that's what the commissioner wants to do and the competition committee wants to do, we'll adhere to it. We're going to discuss that a little bit more later [with the team]. The rule came out today and we just played in a scrimmage so we'll talk about it. I don't really see any of our guys having issues with it, per se. It's going to be a feeling-out process for everybody, in terms of how you're going to handle certain things."

Del Negro felt today's players are perhaps more scrutinized when it comes to flopping than in the past because of enhanced technology.

"I just think there's more cameras, more HD, there's social media networks and everything," Del Negro said. "There's just so much more coverage on things that it gets exposed a little bit more."

When Clippers forward Caron Butler was told about the rule, he said he hadn't heard about it before but thought it would be a good thing for the league.

"I don't think we have a flopping problem on this team," Butler said. "I don't watch a lot of other teams and I didn't have the luxury of watching other teams last year with the condensed schedule but over the years you see some calls and some plays that you say, 'He sold it.' If they got (a new rule) in place, it's probably better for the game."


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Posted October 04, 2012 - 10:28 AM

this is already posted before?

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 10:49 AM

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 12:02 PM

looks like griffin isnt too happy lol.

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 12:21 PM

Lmao @ blake saying nba wants more $$$$
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Posted October 04, 2012 - 03:50 PM

Clippers Fans Thoughts On New Flopping Policy

Seems to them the league is doing this on purpose in order to prevent the Clippers from making the playoffs, and ensuring the NBA Finals this season will be Lakers/Heat.

Things just got tougher for the red, white and blue. Look at this:

- AEG on sale
- The NBA flopping rule
- Lakers transformed into 2012 Hall Of Fame Laker Gods
- Chris Paul to leave if the Clippers fail

See what's going on here? All these events equal total Clipper Armageddon. They must be prepared.


I can understand CP3 having something of a reputation, but not Blake.

As long as they review his plays on BOTH ends of the floor, I'll be OK with it.


The Flopping rule will effect other teams more. Dare I say Nash and Gasol is not different than CP3 and BG?


Too bad for those people that run into Blake and he falls backwards,,that is not a flop,,that is Blake not wanting to hurt the poor slob that ran into him,,,now they will just hit the wall


I think this policy will backfire. Now, we'll talk about how Stern will favor the money maker team based on the bias of ref. How could them blowing a whistle on poor poor Lakers? :/


Its just gonna make the game better. but oh man, I'm gonna miss those times when I grin because they call a charging foul againts the other team lol.... oh Blake


Fu** david stern


We benefited from flopping like a lot of teams but its a good thing the league is trying to put a end to it.


It's embarrassing how our 2 best players are 2 of the biggest floppers in the league. I hope it stops this year,if not, I'd honestly rather watch the 2007 clippers. They sucked but at least they had some dignity.


smh.
Its embarrassing to call yourself a fan. If ''flopping'' will determine whether or not you support this team, your support is not needed!


Lol your acting like flopping is a crime. Who the hell cares?

The best NBA players are pretty much all floppers anyway. Lebron, CP3 Dirk, Wade, Bosh, Manu, BG, Kobe, etc all flop.

In fact all the best teams have known floppers.

If you hate flopping so much go watch the Bobcats(not sure if they have floppers or not).


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Posted October 04, 2012 - 04:03 PM

Clippers fans have the cutest opinions.

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 06:50 PM

It's kind of funny that Clipper fans are upset about this, that just shows they know how much their team depends on flopping thats pitiful.

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 06:53 PM

wait there's clippers fans?

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 07:10 PM

It's kind of funny that Clipper fans are upset about this, that just shows they know how much their team depends on flopping thats pitiful.


This is true. The clipps reply too much on flop calls.
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Posted October 04, 2012 - 09:53 PM

Too bad for those people that run into Blake and he falls backwards,,that is not a flop,,that is Blake not wanting to hurt the poor slob that ran into him,,,now they will just hit the wall


This is one of the stupidest things I've read.

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 10:59 PM

This is finally gonna show who all the pussys in the nba are and the nba will punish them for being one.

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 11:26 PM

^ YES!!!

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Posted October 05, 2012 - 08:54 AM

Lol at the clippers fans
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Posted October 05, 2012 - 04:58 PM

wait there's clippers fans?


all 15 of them




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