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Update of Top Flops from the playoffs

June 5th, 2011 1 comment

It’s been awhile since our last update, but we’ve collected all of the “top flops” that have occurred in the NBA playoffs since our last update. Enjoy!

Below the video are the players featured in this video:

  1. 0:04 – Oklahoma City’s Thabo Sefolosha
  2. 0:26 – Dallas’ Jose Barea
  3. 0:52 – Chicago’s Omer Asik
  4. 1:14 – Chicago’s Omer Asik
  5. 1:42 – Dallas’ Jose Barea
  6. 2:14 – Dallas’ DeShawn Stevenson
  7. 2:23 – Dallas’ DeShawn Stevenson
  8. 3:12 – Dallas’ DeShawn Stevenson
  9. 3:51 – Dallas’ DeShawn Stevenson
  10. 3:57 – Dallas’ DeShawn Stevenson
  11. 4:08 – Oklahoma City’s James Harden (with funny commentary from analyst Jeff Van Gundy)
  12. 5:55 – Miami’s Mario Chalmers
  13. 6:13 – Miami’s LeBron James
  14. 6:59 – Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki
  15. 7:26 – Oklahoma City’s Eric Maynor
  16. 7:55 – Miami’s LeBron James (with funny commentary from analyst Reggie Miller)
  17. 9:00 – Miami’s Mario Chalmers
  18. 9:15 – Miami’s Dwyane Wade

A couple of flops from the Boston-Miami series thus far

May 4th, 2011 No comments

Here’s a video of Boston’s Glen Davis flopping in Game 1, and Miami’s Mario Chalmers in Game 2.

Catching up on some good flops over the past few days

April 29th, 2011 No comments

Here are 4 flops from the Lakers-Hornets game from April 26th that we felt was worth going back and featuring. It stars Lamar Odom, Derek Fisher, Pau Gasol, and New Orleans’ Marco Bellinelli.

Zaza flops on Dwight to draw foul

April 23rd, 2011 No comments

Last night in Atlanta, Zaza Pachulia had a nice flop to draw a foul on Dwight Howard, but unfortunately for Zaza, TV analyst Jon Barry called him out on it on national TV.

Three flops from same player in one game this past Thursday. No surprise since he’s ranked in Top 15 players’ poll

April 23rd, 2011 2 comments

We featured from Thursday’s Dallas-Portland game 3 “alleged” flops on our sister site RefCalls.com because sometimes the refs can get tired of the act. Checkout J.J. Barea try to work his magic.

We also include a clip of a loose ball foul against Tyson Chandler at the end of this video that fouled him out of the game. We’re not sure what the ref saw because we didn’t even see a flop from Portland’s Lamarcus Aldridge to try to sell it.

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Spurs’ Matt Bonner flops twice within one quarter of play

April 18th, 2011 2 comments

San Antonio’s Matt Bonner had some questionable acting jobs in today’s Spurs-Grizzlies game.

On the first flop in the 2nd quarter, Bonner appeared to get hit in the face as he was shooting, then put his hand over his right eye as he crumpled to the floor in what looked like major pain.

But when Bonner got up, somehow magically he was fine, not even having to TOUCH his face after such a ‘painful’ blow. I think most people would have continued to at least touch their wound getting up after such trauma to the face. He probably did get touched in the face slightly for a legitimate foul, but c’mon Bonner, you have to sell it all the way after getting up until you shoot your free throws!

On the second play featured in the video, Bonner threw himself out of bounds after getting slightly touched, if at all, but referee Dan Crawford (#23) rewarded him with two free throws.

This bad call didn’t hurt Memphis because they ultimately won thanks to a Shane Battier 3-pointer near the end of the game, but Bonner’s two free throws after this flop did make the game closer than it should have been.

Props go to analyst Kevin McHale who made fun of Bonner’s flop after the play.

Kurt Thomas flops to help Bulls win home court advantage in the Finals

April 15th, 2011 No comments

Wednesday’s game between Chicago and New Jersey was a big one for the Bulls. If they win the game, then their chances of winning home court advantage in the NBA Finals, if they get there, through a drawing with the Spurs (potentially) would dramatically improve.

Chicago went on to win the game, thanks to a couple of calls that went their way. One was a no-call late in the game when Taj Gibson clearly fouled Brook Lopez on a drive to the basket (see story on RefCalls.com).

A few minutes earlier, referee Courtney Kirkland (#61) called Lopez for a personal foul with 5:22 remaining when Thomas clearly flopped playing defense on Lopez. Lopez did a slight hook of his arm on Thomas, and once he felt it, “down goes Frazier!”

This was a huge call in favor of Chicago since they were TRAILING 84-81 at the time, and this bad call turned the ball over to the Bulls, who went on to overcome the deficit and win the game, thanks also to the no-call on Taj Gibson.

At least the Chicago announcers acknowledged that it was an Oscar-worthy flop by Thomas.