ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — There has been a lot of chatter this postseason about flopping. Hey, look: Flop all you want, but you might get caught, and if you get caught, there will probably be a fine attached.
As a deterrent, however, the fines don’t seem to have made much of a difference. Especially when we still see things like the vaunted double-flop from guys like LeBron James and David West…
Speaking to the media Thursday, Heat forward Shane Battier told CBSSports.com that the best way to stop flopping is for the NBA to make sure the fines are lucrative: “If they want to put an opera of all my charges on there or flops or whatever, go for it. You take $10 from me, and I’m upset.”
Taking Battier’s suggestion at his word, The Basketball Jones’ great Trey Kerby put some of Battier’s flops on an opera. Really:
(But what if you get free beer, Shane?)