The flopping phenomenon that has seen an emergence in the NBA in recent times (we're looking at you LeBron) could soon see tougher punishment from officials.
Currently, incidents of flopping are subject to review after games and fines are handed out to individual players depending on their flopping-history - the more incidents the bigger the fine.
But now Adam Silver has asked the D-league to trial a rule which will see in-game technical fouls called for flopping violations meaning a more direct impact on game results.
The experiment will come into effect in the development league as of February 20th, and, as reported by ESPN's Marc Stein, will remain in place for the remainder of the season which finishes in April.
D-League President Dan Reed was happy to help:
"We are pleased to test this experimental rule that, for the first time, creates an in-game penalty for flopping.
"The NBa D-League is the research and development laboratory for the NBA," he explained.
Should the measure prove successful we can definitely see the flopping technical being fast-tracked into the NBA, with fans and players a like becoming increasingly frustrated with the simulation seen on the court at times.
What do you think? Is it a necessary measure?