Add Kobe to the list of NBA players that are feeling the new flopping rule. During training camp reporters asked him about his thoughts on the matter and Kobe took some shots at cats that flop regularly. He said,
'’I'd love to see it have an impact on the game itself. I think in international play a technical foul is the penalty for it. Free throw and get the ball back, that sort of thing. But I like the rule. Shameless flopping is just a chump move. We’re familiar with it because Vlade kind of pioneered it in a playoff series with Shaq. And it worked pretty well for him.”
Bryant is right. According to FIBA rules, flopping is a technical foul. That would be awesome if the NBA adopted those rules, but let's wait and see how this new system pans out.
We no likey the floppy.
[via Black Sports Online]