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Report: NBA discussing penalty for 'flopping'

Jayson Tatum, Grant Williams  Celtics Jayson Tatum, Grant Williams - The Canadian Press

It may soon be more difficult to get away with "flopping" in the NBA. 

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the NBA’s Competition Committee is discussing the possibility of a penalty for in-game flops - the act of intentionally falling or stumbling after contact from an opponent in an attempt to sell a foul call to the referee. 

The penalty would result in a technical free throw. 

Charania notes that a trial run could take place this July during the NBA's Summer League.