‘They still haven’t got it right yet’: Gaze speaks out on NBL flopping
Australian basketball legend and Sydney Kings coach Andrew Gaze says “significant inroads” have been made to curb the issue of flopping.
Feigning contact has been a problem in the NBL this season, with both Shane Heal and current Sydney Kings star Andrew Bogut condemning the action.
But Gaze told Halftime the line between flopping and legitimate contact was sometimes not easy to distinguish.
“To put that type of pressure on officials, you’re not going to solve the problem,” he said.
“I think right now, the (referees) have found a balance and it has got a lot better over the last two or three years.
“Of course we can do more and the officials have to force those rules but there’s been many times where I’ve been at a game, a flop warning has been given and the referee categorically made a mistake but there’s been other times where there’s been blatant flops that have gone unpunished.
“They still haven’t got it right yet but I don’t know if you can ever legislate to get (all calls) perfect.”
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