With the NBA’s implementation of the new anti-flopping rule in conjunction with cash fines issued to players penalized for flopping you would think players would avoid such a penalty and compete without resorting to such horrible theatrics. The flopping rule was meant to discourage players, however it seems to have become an epidemic, infecting some of the biggest stars in the league. Is flopping wrong? Depends on who you ask, I would answer both yes and no.
Yes because it can and has been used both offensively and defensively to gain an unfair advantage against the opposing team. While not officially proven, flopping has the potential to change the momentum of the game, it can lead to unwarranted fouls and extra-points for the opposition. Many would argue that flopping is apart of the game and it can be used to force the referees decision to make a valid yet miniature infraction. Like it or not, flopping is apart of the game and I doubt we will see it ever go away completely.
Here at Sports Unbiased we’re not here to mame player flopping, we’re here to celebrate some of the greatest actors in the league. Players who have carried on the Vlade Divac tradition of flopping with theatrical performances so convincing they should have a SAG card. Here are the list of nominees.
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