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Flopping can be hazardous to your health

Manu Ginobili on March 28th showed against the Memphis Grizzlies that flopping can be dangerous. The video below speaks for itself.

It just goes to show if you flop enough like Manu does (ranked #2 in a recent Sports Illustrated players’ poll), you’re eventually going to get hurt.

Because of the thigh contusion he suffered as he jerked his leg up against Marc Gasol trying to draw a foul, Ginobili only played 19 minutes, scored two points, and the Spurs ended up losing the game.

Wouldn’t it have been something if the Spurs had lost home court advantage throughout the Western Conference playoffs by one game, and this loss against a beatable Grizzlies team with Ginobili not playing a complete game being one of the reasons why?

At the 1:05 mark, you can hear it’s not just us saying Ginobili got hurt because of the flop…even the Memphis announcers say it!

Props go to the closest ref nearest to the flop, Jason Phillips (#23), who didn’t call a foul against Gasol when many refs might have been duped by Manu’s antics.

  • Anonymous

    I was at that game where Ginobili flopped and hurt himself. You left off that Coach Poppovic was so upset by the correct no call that he was ejected from the game. Also, I think you overplay the part about Memphis being beatable. If I am not mistaken the Grizzlies won 6 of 10 games against the Spurs this season. 

  • Noumpong

     Definate flop, definate walking violation by Gasol after he secures the ball.