The National Basketball Association (NBA) is cracking down on “Hollywood action.
The NBA’s Board of Governors approved changes to the challenge rule and flopping (fake foul, excessive motion to deceive a referee) penalties at its annual meeting ahead of the 2023-2024 season, according to the Associated Press on Wednesday.
In the new season 먹튀검증, a flopping technical foul can be called when a player deceives a referee into drawing a foul and gives the opposing team a free throw opportunity. Referees can stop play to determine if a flopping penalty is warranted, and if they see flopping while reviewing a challenge for another foul, they can call both fouls simultaneously.
The offending player will also be fined $2,000 (approximately $2.6 million). However, the bench will not be able to challenge flopping directly, and flopping will not result in a personal foul or ejection. The flopping rule will be piloted for one year.
In the meantime, if the coaching staff requests a challenge and the call is overturned, they will have a second chance to challenge the call. However, a successful second challenge will not result in an additional challenge.