The Early Report on NBA's Flop Cops

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Just before the season began, the NBA outlined its new procedure for curbing flops, the habit of exaggerating contact that ran over Jeff Van Gundy's dog when Van Gundy was only a young boy.

At the time, certain things weren't entirely clear about the NBA's new restrictions on theatrics: what's the difference embellished and grossly embellished? Where do you draw the line between gamesmanship and cheating? When are you trying to distract your opponent, and when are you trying to trick the officials?

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