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Reaction To New Anti-Flopping Policy

Much of the talk around the NBA today has been about the league's new rule on flopping, which quickly prompted opposition from the union. That dissent appears to be largely procedural, and many players have spoken in favor of the measure. A majority of Hoops Rumors readers gave a thumbs-up to the new rule in our poll earlier today, and we passed along Cavs coach Byron Scott's thoughts on the matter. Here's more input from players and coaches.  

  • Sam Amick of rounds up opinions from the Lakers, including Kobe Bryant, who called flopping "a chump move."
  • Pacers coach Frank Vogel drew a fine of $15K from the league during the playoffs this spring when he said the Heat were the "biggest flopping team in the NBA," so it's not surprising that he's in favor of the new rule, as Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star documents. "The NBA does a great job delivering a great product and I think that's what they're trying to clean up more than anything, just the silly acting and trying to fool the officials," the coach said. "It's a good thing." 
  • Kevin Love believes the $30K fine for the fifth violation is "excessive," as Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune tweets.
  • James Harden said, "It was bound to happen at some point and obviously the league got fed up with it and put it in, so I'm happy they did it," writes John Rohde of The Oklahoman, who also passes along the thoughts of Nick Collison, who's taking a wait-and-see approach.

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