TAG: flopping

GIFs, Smack / Jul 23, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Video: Kid Asked Dwayne Wade Why He Flops

Paul George, Dwyane Wade

It was bound to happen. A little kid finally asked Dwyane Wade about his propensity to flop, and you can imagine how uncomfortable the repeated question was for the three-time champ. Read More »

Smack / Jun 9, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Vlade Divac Blames Flopping Problem On Shaq

Adam Silver, Shaquille O'Neal

Irony, thy name is Divac. Former Kings, Lakers and Hornets center Vlade Divac has long been thought of as the progenitor of flopping, which roils up NBA fans and bloggers until they’re foaming at the mouth with incredulity. In a recent interview with Pro Basketball Talk’s Kurt Helin at the adidas Eurocamp in Treviso, Italy, Divac blamed Shaq for the ongoing issue. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Apr 11, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Video: A Little Kid Flops, But We Should Still Shut Up About Flopping

Little Kid Flop

Recently, the good people at Complex brought a video to our attention featuring a tiny rec league player obviously flopping his way to a foul on an inbounds play from the sidelines. The headline reads: “Video of a Little Kid Flopping During a Game Proves That The Future of Basketball Is Probably Doomed.” While headlines — even ours — have a tendency towards hyperbole, the self-righteous anger in the YouTube comments of the video, the we are all doomed tone of the post and the Internet’s general reaction to the various flopping infractions, which occur all the time in the NBA, has got to stop. Flopping isn’t new, either for kids or professionals. As long as there has been athletics, there has been flopping; it’s just that not everyone had camera phones to record such blatant trickery and YouTube didn’t even exist 10 years ago. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 4, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Is LeBron James Fouled Too Hard, Or Is He Flopping?

LeBron James, Josh Smith

A few sites have picked up on a Vine video pretty clearly showing LeBron James embellishing some contact two times in one sequence during the Heat’s win over the Pistons on Monday night. But Heat coach Erik Spoelstra tells the Sun-Sentinel LeBron is getting roughed up because he’s big and strong enough to handle fouls that are more similar to tackles. So which is it, or is LeBron inflating some contact while also being able to handle harder tackle-fouls? Read More »

Video / Nov 22, 2013 / 4:30 pm

WWE Wrestling Superstar, John Cena, Teaches You How To Flop

John Cena Flop

We haven’t watched wrestling since the Undertaker locked the Ultimate Warrior in a coffin and severely distressed us one Saturday morning; although, adult wrestling fans make the best drinking buddies. That being said, WWE superstar John Cena — after years faking his tumbles to the wrestling mat — will gladly show you, and the rare NBA player who needs the help, how to flop. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Nov 5, 2013 / 4:30 pm

Gifs: Four Flops With Official NBA Warnings

Kevin Love Flop

The NBA’s continuing drive to eliminate flopping from the game continued this past Monday when four different players were warned about flopping: the Spurs’ Patty Mills, Bucks’ Zaza Pachulia and ‘Wolves’ Kevin Love and Corey Brewer were all given an initial warning. A second violation from any of the four will result in the first fine of $5000. Read More »

NBA, Video / Nov 5, 2012 / 11:32 am

David Lee to Blake Griffin: “Stop Flopping!”

david lee blake griffin video flopping

We’ve seen way worse than what got David Lee fired up in this clip, but he is clearly irritated by Blake Griffin being pushed around so easily. D-Lee lets him know about it: Read More »

NBA / Oct 8, 2012 / 2:15 pm

Why The NBA’s New Flopping Rule Missed The Mark

Chris Bosh With A Flop That Would Make Vlade Divac Proud

Last week, the NBA formally (and finally, if your name is Jeff Van Gundy) announced plans to crack down on flopping. The new policy establishes an escalating penalty structure for violators based on postgame video review by the league office. Penalties start with a warning and scale upward. The second flop costs a player $5,000, the third $10,000, the fourth $15,000, and the fifth $30,000. After that, violators will be subject to further discipline that may include a larger fine and/or suspension. The league also indicated that a separate set of penalties—presumably harsher—will be applied during the post-season. Read More »

Smack / Oct 6, 2012 / 2:30 am

Steve Nash Is The GOAT Shooter; Metta World Peace Didn’t Stress Over An Amnesty

Steve Nash

Everyone knows Steve Nash is an incredible shooter. If you’ve played NBA 2K13, you know it’s almost unfair how good virtual Nash is spotting up, too. (If the ball gets swung to him in rhythm in that game it’s game over, turn off the console, you’re going to lose almost every time.) However, when one of the best shooters in the NBA’s last 20 years (Steve Kerr) says that, “Statistically, it’s easy to make the argument that he’s the best shooter in the history of the league,” you have to open your eyes a little bit. Read More »

Smack / Sep 28, 2012 / 1:00 am

The NBA Puts Flopping In Its Crosshairs; Keyon Dooling Opens Up About His Past

Manu Ginobili

Flopping is an art form like modern art is: Some people get it, and others think it’s pretty ugly. We are, always have been and always will be in the camp that considers flopping one of the very worst things about the NBA. Read More »