This is long overdue.
The NBA has finally cracked down on flopping; something that has compromised the integrity of the game greatly of late.
Far too often, guys received the benefit of the call from the official, simply because the defender missed their calling as an actor. But those days are long gone now.
People upset by this include (to name a few): Derek Fisher, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker and Blake Griffin.
The person most excited to hear this news: Jeff Van Gundy.
First offense in a season gets you a warning. Second time it is a $5,000 fine. Third time it is $10,000, fourth time $15,000 and if there is a fifth offense in a season the fine is $30,000. Go beyond that and the league has the option to give larger fines or issue suspensions. (This applies only to the regular season, different playoff flopping rules will come later.)
Did you catch that? You can be suspended for flopping!