Originally Posted by bucksfan2
I don't think flopping has ever been to the point where it was now. I do think Coach K has really emphasized it during his tenure at Duke. IMO everyone has tried "trickery" in order to gain an advantage. Years ago players who were taking a charge would start to lean back or fall back before the contact was initiated. They would emphasize it a little bit in order to get the charge call. But the problem in today's NBA is not only are players emphasizing the flop, but they are acting in order to get the foul call. There is a pretty good gif right now with LeBron and West both flopping. LeBron flails like he is being tackled by a middle line backer in the NFL while West tries to sell the foul as well.
The thing is LeBron is 6'8" and solid as they come. In order for someone to move him as far as he goes they would need to hit him with a truck. An official should be able to notice that and call a flop.
So, what are the players supposed to do? Throw away something that works to their advantage? It's on the league and refs to deal with it. Or allow fighting. Those are the only two options.