Silver: NBA wants to discourage players from flailing
The NBA has a flailing problem, and Adam Silver isn't afraid to admit it.
"We're seeing a lot more late kicks and players flailing their arms. It's clear what they're doing. They're trying to sell calls," Silver told reporters prior to Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
While Silver said players have been using the tactics for years, he understands why it's been a hot topic of late. Draymond Green made headlines after hitting the Oklahoma City Thunder's Steven Adams in the groin during a flail. Green eventually received a flagrant 2 for the kick, but was fortunate to avoid suspension.
Silver didn't comment on whether the NBA would eventually fine players who were caught flailing, but did say the league wants to discourage it moving forward. The commissioner added that flailing would be on the agenda during this offseason's competition committee meeting.