Don’t miss the Carroll County home show this weekend!

Luis Scola

Which NBA teams hurt by flopping rule?

Heat is on the Heat

K.C. Johnson

Chicago Tribune

The Miami Heat better figure out a way to defend without flopping.

OK, so that's not entirely fair to a defensive team schooled in the principles of Pat Riley. Erik Spoelstra is a terrific defensive coach and certainly can instruct his players to adjust to the league's new anti-flopping policy.

But Dwyane Wade better read the fine print closely. So should Shane Battier, who is too good a defender to resort to such tactics. LeBron James is too busy disrupting passing lanes and angling for chase-down blocked shots to spend much time flopping.

The Heat certainly will have to change...