The Miami Heat better figure out a way to defend without flopping.
OK, so that's not entirely fair to a defensive team schooled in the principles of
The Heat certainly will have to change their ways. If they can't, maybe they should see what
Better have shot blockers
Teams without shot blockers, who instead attempt to defend the paint with their feet. So the Lakers (with
In fact, tighter flopping inspection likely will be more of an individual concern than a team concern. For players such as
And yet, stars also are among the best to adjust to rules changes. It is the second-tier defenders, the likes of
Underdogs lose teeth
If the initiative does have teeth, the teams hurt the most will be teams hoping to cobble together postseason upsets.
Of course, Pacers coach
Maybe so. Maybe not. But against LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and company, flopping can be a valuable asset. Same goes for teams that face
Cavs may be in trouble
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Is Vlade Divac still around? Actually, we might need to wait to see where
As the NBA is currently constructed, Cleveland stands to be the biggest loser because of notorious floppy-haired flopper
San Antonio will also feel the pain of not being able to fake pain with noted flopper Manu Ginobili (No. 2 on the list). And so will Phoenix, which was already in plenty of agony with