This has been a long time coming, but now it’s official: The NBA will now penalize players they feel have flopped.

Flopping is a (relatively) easy and extremely cheap way to trick a referee into making a call in the player’s favor. But the player is “lying” by flopping. He’s faking it. He’s pretending to react to something in a way that isn’t genuine. It’s an insult to fans, and to basketball and the game in general.

So, this is good news.

Here is the official announcement: NBA announces anti-flopping rule

Read NBA fan reaction and share your opinion in this basketball forum topic.