PBA sets fine for ‘flopping’

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AUGUST DELA CRUZ

MANILA, Philippines — Habitual “flopping” won’t go unpunished anymore in the PBA, its Commissioner Chito Salud said Friday.

After a meeting with the competition committee, Salud disclosed that the PBA would adopt new rules towards exaggerated reactions to contacts, among others.

Salud said fines starting from P5,000 — which would go up with every similar offense — were in order for such flopping acts, upon review by his office after the game.

There will be no suspensions planned for offenders, though, “since it will deprive the fans of seeing their players in action, but the penalties will be hefty enough should they accumulate,” Salud said.

“Unless the flop affects the play, the game will not be stopped. But everything will be reviewed by the Commissioner’s Office afterwards,” he also said in the PBA’s official website.

Once the PBA board approves the new rules — which also includes changes on flagrant fouls, double lane violations, delay of games and reviews of shots beating the 24-second clock — Salud will recommend their implementation as soon as possible.

The season-ending 2013 PBA Governors’ Cup kicks off on August 14 — shortly after the Fiba Asia Championships.

Present in the committee meeting were PBA coaches Yeng Guiao (Rain or Shine), Alfrancis Chua (Ginebra), Franz Pumaren (Air21), PBA executives Rickie Santos and Willie Marcial and officials’ supervisor Ramil Cruz.

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  • ej1015

    tapos na si Calvin Abueva, the flopping superstar!

  • Brax82

    HAHAHA! Sa PBA pag umabot height mo ng 6’5 may karapatan ka ng maging MABAGAL!

  • archmarcial

    Wherever the NBA goes, the PBA follows—–our brand of play can’t be forever cloned to these more athletic Afro-Americans. It will never be the same even in our dreams! So what’s next!

  • airmango

    classic parin yung “flop” ni Mick Pennisi.. :)

  • boypalaban

    walang kwenta yang PBA…puro mga pagong…walang kabuhay buhay…yung iba sangkot pa sa drugs at nagbebenta ng laro…puro angas lang mga players niyan…

    • styx

      hehe…sangkot sa drugs at benta ng laro…..kailan ka ba huling nanood ng pba…mukhang naglalaro pa si varela…

      • boypalaban

        bakit di na ba nangyayari yan ngayon? idadagdag ko na…sangkot pa sa mga bugbugan…PBA dati…PBA ngayon… may nabago ba?

        kung hindi naman…mabibilis na ba kumilos mga players niyan…o puro angas pa rin?

  • Keith_P

    P5,000?!?! What a joke! Kahit ako lagi rin akong magfa-flop, ano ba naman yung P5,000 eh milyones naman ang kinikita ko!

    • BawalAngReklamador

      DAPAT $5,000.. PURO filAM din naman mga SIKAT na PALAYERS dyan eh..

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