Miami Heat players react to new flopping rulePosted by Inside Hoops
Shane Battier smiles and laughs when he talks. It’s one of the many personality traits that would one day make him a good politician.
Here’s another. Battier will look at you with a straight face and tell you he’s not one of the NBA’s serial floppers.
“Listen, I don’t flop like a lot of these guys,” Battier said. “I know a lot of people say I flop, but I’m too old for that.”
Then, after a few minutes of bantering, Battier will tell you he’s “wholeheartedly against” the NBA’s new “anti-flopping” rule.
“Reputation may play a big role in it,” Battier said.
And that’s exactly what Indiana coach Frank Vogel is hoping will happen this season when the NBA begins administering its new “anti-flopping” rule. The league announced this week that it will begin the tricky work of reviewing flops and dives around the NBA and slapping repeat offenders with fines.
– Reported by Joseph Goodman of the Miami Herald