David Stern wants flopping to end

"Some years ago I told the competition committee that we were going to start fining people for flopping, and then suspending. And I think they almost threw me out of the room (saying), 'No, let it be.'....

"I think it's time to look at (flopping) in a more serious way," Stern said, "because it's only designed to fool the referee. It's not a legitimate play in my judgment. I recognize if there's contact (you) move a little bit, but some of this is acting. We should give out Oscars rather than MVP trophies."

David Stern was interviewed in the middle of the Heat - Pacers game. Jeff Van Gundy went off on flopping earlier this year and basically proposed exactly what Stern said he did to the competition committee - fines for flopping.

Personally, I agree with Stern and JVG. Flopping should not be a part of the game, it's embarrassing. When people point to why they don't watch the NBA, it almost always starts with the officials. Flopping is a way for superstars to manipulate the referees. As Stern says, if you are trying to fool an official, you shouldn't be rewarded.