Likewise in Europe, the opposing team will be awarded a free throw and possession if a flopping penalty is assessed. Contrary to FIBA rules, the referees do not have to call the violation immediately, stopping live play. Instead, they can wait until the next neutral opportunity to call the penalty.
The player who violated the rule will be given a technical foul. However, it will not count as a personal foul or lead to ejection, the league notes.
The NBA has three summer leagues planned this offseason. The first two - California Classic Summer League and Salt Lake City Summer League - have already started. The main event - NBA 2K24 Las Vegas Summer League - will start on July 7th and will continue until July 17th.Shawn Marion and Amare Stoudemire, two of the most impactful players in Phoenix Suns history, will have have their own night of celebration at a home game next season.
Marion and Stoudemire will receive the franchise's highest honor bestowed to individuals who have made an enduring impact on the organization, community and Suns fans.
"Shawn and Amare are two of the very best to ever wear a Phoenix Suns uniform," said Mat Ishbia, owner of the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury. "Shawn changed the game with his elite versatility and Amare was one of the most electrifying players the league has ever seen. They helped define the Suns and inspired generations of fans, and our Suns family is incomplete without them in the Ring of Honor."
For their official induction into the Ring of Honor, Marion and Stoudemire will each have their own night of celebration at a Suns home game. The dates of the Ring of Honor ceremonies will be announced in the coming weeks.
"It's amazing to be recognized by the Suns family in this way," said Marion. "The fans in Phoenix are one-of-a-kind and this city will always be a part of me. My time with the Suns was special and I am looking forward to being inducted into the Ring of Honor."
Marion played 660 regular season games over nine seasons with the Suns from 1999-2008, averaging 18.4 points on 48.1% shooting, 10.0 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 1.4 blocks. He ranks fifth in franchise history in points (12,134), second in rebounds (6,616), second in steals (1,245) and third in blocks (894). Nicknamed 'The Matrix,' he twice earned All-NBA honors and was a four-time All-Star selection while with the cheap nba 2k24 mt coins Suns.