The days of the NBA players very exaggerated contact To attract a whistle could be a thing of the past.
The NBA Competition Committee is discussing in-game penalties for a miss that would result in a technical free throw, according to The Athletic.
Charania added that a trial of the rule is possible in the nba summer league in July.
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Missing games in basketball have been a problem for years, as players constantly seek to exaggerate contact to trick officials into calling a foul.
It seemed to become more prevalent in earlier seasons, with warriors of the golden state head coach Steve Kerr imploring the league to do something about the failure during his team’s playoff series against the Los Angeles Lakers.
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«I think, for me, what I learned as a coach at FIBA… There is a rule of failure,» Kerr told reporters when speaking about Game 4 of the series. «If a referee considers that a player has failed, he simply calls him a technical foul, and it is quite penalizing. And so failure has basically been removed from FIBA, and we have the ability to do the same in the NBA if we want to.
«I think we should address it, because the players are so smart, and the whole regular season is about playing and trying to fool the refs. And it’s been that way for a while, and it’s up to us as a league.» Do we want to fix this?… These are all things that are my personal plea to the NBA. I think we can do better in terms of cleaning up failure. In the meantime, I give the Lakers credit for the plays they’ve been able to sell.»
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FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, has a rule that results in a technical free kick.
The NBA has its own set of anti-flopping rules, although they don’t consist of in-game penalties.
The league can fine players for botching after a postgame video review of the play.