NBA will establish new rules plan to adopt international basketball rules to punish diving behavior

2023-05-26 15:09

NBA will establish new rules plan to adopt international basketball rules to punish diving behavior

According to news from the well-known American sports reporter Sham Charania, the NBA Competition Committee is discussing the implementation of a new rule, which is to adopt the rules of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to punish players for diving on the court. The rules will be put to the test in the upcoming NBA Summer League in July.

In fact, this rule has been commonly used in European and international basketball leagues. When the referee determines that a player has exaggerated contact behavior when there is no contact or light contact with other players. The referee has the authority to call a technical foul on the diver and the other team will be awarded a free throw.

However, the NBA has not adopted this rule of the International Basketball Federation, which has caused many diving controversies in the league. In recent seasons, the diving behavior has become more and more obvious, which not only makes fans and teams aggrieved, but also seriously affects the experience of watching NBA games.

The big players in the NBA include 31-year-old guard James Harden of the Philadelphia 76ers, 38-year-old guard Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns, 28-year-old center Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets MVP and the Los Angeles Lakers. The 38-year-old forward LeBron James and many other players have used flops to get free throws in the regular season and playoffs this season.

After the 2022 NBA champion Golden State Warriors were knocked out by the Lakers 2-4 in the playoffs this season, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr questioned the NBA's negligence in its flopping rules. He also pointed out that flopping has become rampant, affecting the fairness and reputation of the NBA.

NBA will establish new rules plan to adopt international basketball rules to punish diving behavior

Since Cole is not only the head coach of the NBA Warriors, but also the head coach of the U.S. national team, he revealed that he led the team to participate in the 2019 season when he served as an assistant coach under the U.S. team coach Gregg Popovich. The World Cup and the 2021 Olympics.

In international competitions, once the referee on duty decides that the player dives, he will be fined a technical foul. This FIBA rule has also successfully curbed many tricky behaviors in basketball.

Kerr admitted that he thinks the NBA's current practice of diving is increasing day by day, which will seriously damage the image and fairness of the NBA. At the same time, he also suggested that the NBA can adopt similar game rules of FIBA to punish diving players.

Now the Warriors head coach's proposal will be adopted by the NBA. This rule of punishing flopping with technical fouls to prevent tricky free throws will be the first to be held in Las Vegas, USA from July 7 to 17 this year. NBA Summer League rules.

In addition, according to the post-match review, if a player repeatedly violates the rules by flopping, he may also face a fine while being fined on the court. Up to two violations will result in a fine of $5,000, which will double to $30,000 for up to five or more violations.