Flopping and the NBL
Congrats to Perth for winning. Adelaide didn't play well and didn't deserve to win.
I'd like to address flopping in game 3 especially. Some may think Perth outplayed Adelaide and they may but the start of the game was a mess. It was not professional basketball it's not the sport I want to continue to follow into the next season.
To me it was clear that the body language was right off when Adelaide was getting soft calls against them and it really changed the momentum of the game. They say basketball is a game of momentum swings and to me flopping has a massive effect on the momentum of a game and not in a way that is amazing to watch or an amazing display of talent like a 12-0 scoring run in 42 seconds. It's cringeworthy when you see your team does it and it's an outrage when you see it when an opposition does it
What can the nbl do to address this, it can't stay the way it is and is becoming a joke and has been getting worse as each season goes by. There is no penalty so there is no deterrent. Should they impose a fine system similar to the nba where the more you offend the higher the fine becomes and a public shaming over social media? What other options does the nbl have?
Yes I am an Adelaide supporter but it's been driving me crazy all season and I snapped today.
Queue Perth supporters telling me I'm a sore loser